Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Stones Would Cry Out

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song and sing praises. 
Psalm 98:4

Palm Sunday is something we are familiar with as Christians. Maybe we have read the story of Jesus riding on the colt many times, or maybe we know of it because it comes right before Easter. The thoughts we associate with Palm Sunday might be about Jesus’ death and resurrection. Or maybe they are about his actual ride on the donkey.

One of the special moments that happened on that day that maybe we don’t think too much of is when those who saw him started praising Jesus. They sang praises as he rode on the donkey. And, when the Pharisees tried to get Jesus to rebuke them, Jesus said that the stones would cry out if they were silent.

The stones would cry out.

Praise was meant to flow from their lips. Praise was essential at that moment.

We are meant to give our praise to God. We are made to sing loudly and to proclaim how wonderful God is. The psalms are filled with praises. God has given them to us to read, to sing. God wants us to praise him, and to praise him always. In all circumstances and situations.

Praise him.

Read Luke 19:29-40 for the full story.

By Bethany Acker, Co-Author of No Longer Broken

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