The Stones Cry Out

 Scripture: Luke 19:

37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:

38 "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" [b]
       "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!"

39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!"

40 "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."

Esther 9,10; Luke 19 – Passage Lookup – Today’s New International Version –

Observation: The Glory of The Lord is proclaimed by all of creation.

Application: Once when my wife and I were on a road trip, we had been listening to some Christian music on a cassette tape.  She brought up this scripture and said, "you remember when Jesus said that if His disciples were quiet that the stones would cry out?"  I told her I did and she said, "You know this cassette tape is made using minerals, maybe we as Christ’s disciples are not proclaiming His glory enough and now the stones are actually crying out." 

That probably dates us a little bit, most younger people today haven’t ever listened to cassette tapes, and I could even go back further than that to eight tracks, and vinyl records, but all of those things were manufactured with some kind of mineral.  Today’s CD’s and computer chips are no different, at their basest elements, they are minerals, or rocks and stones.  Yes they have been altered, but maybe they are the stones crying out, proclaiming God’s glory while we remain silent.

Perhaps it’s time for us Christians to pick up the cause and joyfully praise god in loud voices once again telling the world of the miracles we have seen.  Don’t let the rocks speak for you, your testimony, your witness, is much more powerful than the voices on the stones.

Prayer: God of The Universe,

Help me to be bold in proclaiming your glory so that there is no need for the stones to cry out when I am around.

Love Michael


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