Sunday, March 29, 2015


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.” (Luke 19:39-40)   I kind of wish that the crowd would have fallen deathly quiet and then those stones on the road would have let loose with the first Jesus rock concert! That would have been a sound for sore ears!

The question that comes to my wondering mind is how in fact would these inanimate objects have made the sound that filled in for the missing “Hosannas” to the King of kings and Lord of lords? Would the ground have shaken in an earthquake? Would tiny mouths appear and begin to praise the Promised One, the Messiah? Some scholars believe that Jesus was not referring to the stones upon the ground, but the stones that made up the Temple which stood at the center of the city of Jerusalem.

Truthfully, we’ll never know (this side of heaven), but to think in this manner is to truly miss the point of Jesus’ response to the Pharisees. Jesus’ rebuke was a statement to the blindness and deafness of those condemning religious leaders. In some sense the word of the Lord was declaring even these inanimate objects of My creation know more and see more than you. What a powerful indictment!

The discussion of that day over 2,000 years ago is still relevant today. Will we allow our eyes, ears and hearts to be open to the reality of the One who is alive in our midst? Will we declare with our voices praise to God for His indescribable gift in the Person of Jesus, the Messiah? (2 Corinthians 9:10-15; Romans 5:12-15)

Today is the day we must stand and rock with the church throughout the ages declaring,

Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the LORD!

Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

1 comment:

Sally Atillo said...

Psalm 34:1_2 " ...I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2My soul will make its boast in the LORD; The humble will hear it and rejoice.…"