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Everyday Light with Selwyn | 11th January 2022 | The Mystery Rolled Back

Everyday Light with Selwyn | 11th January 2022

Everyday Light with Selwyn | 11th January 2022 Devotional | Tuesday Message

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Topic: The Mystery Rolled Back

For Reading & Meditation: 1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Key Verse: “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (v. 55)

Everyday Light with Selwyn | 11th January 2022 Message

Mark’s observation “that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away” (Mark 16:4) seems a simple statement, but behind it lies a truth that is positively staggering in its implications. One is that no longer can death be an intimidator. “Death,” said someone, “is the great enigma of life; humanly speaking, it is the one secret of the universe which is kept, the silence of which is never broken.” To the weary and despairing, death may come as a friend; the cynical and disillusioned may meet it with indifference; to the healthy and the happy it may appear as a foe; but it comes to all. Death is like a great stone that blocks the path of human aspiration. How certain can we be of the continuity of life beyond death? What modest person would find in himself anything worthy to endure for all eternity? Such questions have been asked down the centuries. Death is a mystery – “the undiscovered country from which no traveler returns.” Then came the first Easter Day, and the stone was rolled away. One Traveler did return. Death is an abysmal cavern no longer but a tunnel with light at the farther end. If people have seen it as a blind alley, then they need think no longer in those terms. It is now a thoroughfare, a highway. “‘Tis death is dead, not He,” said the hymnist. The mystery is a mystery no more. The stone that was rolled away the first Easter morn was not just the rock that sealed the tomb. Our Lord rolled back for us the mystery of death also.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, I rejoice and rejoice continually in Your glorious and triumphant victory over death. For Your victory is my victory. Help me to live by it, in it, and for it. I am grateful to my depths – grateful forever. Amen.

For further study: John 11:1-44Matthew 16:21Mark 9:9John 2:19;

Questions to Consider
When did Jesus declare He was the resurrection and the life?
What are the implications of this?

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