Sunday, March 23, 2008

Rolled the Stone Away

I took this photo just two days ago, on Good Friday.  It was a beautiful day and Lee was off work; so we took the kids to our favorite outdoor spot.  The Pedernales River State Park.  Last year at this time it was a raging torrent and we couldn't get anywhere near this spot along the river bed. The power of water can be beautiful and terrifying all at once---just like the death and resurrection of Jesus.  The power of last year's flood rolled this boulder out of it's place in the wall of the riverbank.  The area behind the stone is five feet in height and goes at least ten feet deep.  

"And now after the sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulchre.  And behold,  there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat upon it. ...But the angel said the the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you see Jesus who was crucified.  He is not here; for he has risen, as he said.  Come see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead"
Matthew 28: 1-7


  1. Awesome, in every sense of the word. I love finding reminders in our everyday world of spiritual truths.

  2. Your post just gave me goosebumps. What an awe-inspring experience to come upon this boulder during Easter, to remind you of such a monumental and meaningful moment in the death and resurrection of blessed Jesus.

    Thank you for sharing the photo, your experience and the bible verses.