The Stones Will Cry Out
Scripture selection: Luke 19:37-40
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: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
There would be no silencing them.
As much as those who opposed Jesus wished it; as much as they might wish he would just go away and things would get back to “normal” – nice and quiet – albeit a quietness imposed by Rome – it would not happen.
Jesus made it quite clear. Even if he told his disciples to hush, the very stones on the ground would cry out “Hosanna, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the LORD!”
Today, churches sometimes worry about how they are to “get the word out” about Jesus – in a world where there is so much competing noise.
We are told again and again that there is “information overload” and that all the static coming from the media, in all its forms may well drown out the good news about Christ.
But don’t believe it.
I believe it is just as it has always been.
Should Jesus’ followers fall silent – nature itself – God’s creation – will proclaim that He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
All we need to do is join the chorus.