All In

All In

Mark 16:2-3 – “Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

I enjoy sports. I enjoy turning on ESPN or ESPN 2 and watching football, basketball, and especially baseball. But there is one sport that amazes me that has anyone watching it. That sport is Poker. Who in the world gets excited about watching a group of people sitting around a table, some with sunglasses on, or hoodies over their head, and throwing chips on a table? Does anyone get all excited and jump up and down and wave a towel in the air, or wear a particular shirt or sweatshirt with the poker players name on it? I mean after all there is a dealer, people looking at their cards, and announcers making comments like, “Well, I wonder if he sees what I see,” or “all he needs is a deuce and he will have a full house.” There is one thing that does amaze me when watching poker on television. That is when a player goes “all in.” They are willing to put all of their chips in without hesitation.

I believe that that is what the women who went to the tomb that first Easter did as well. They went “all in.” They knew about the stone in front of the tomb. They saw that the one they believed and called Lord and Savior had been crucified. They were heartbroken and filled with remorse. However, they still went to the tomb. They went “all in.”

When you and I are faced with situations at work, in our life, or daily occurrences, are we willing to go “all in” in our relationship with our Lord? Maybe we can learn a lesson from the women who went to the tomb.

Chaplain Mark E. Brodbeck
Signature HealthCARE of Coshocton
100 S. Whitewoman Street
Coshocton, OH 43812
(740) 622-1220


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