One of the stories that gives me goose bumps (in a manly way) is in Luke 19:37 – 40.
Jesus was approaching the day of God’s ultimate plan for humanity. Soon he would be crucified to redeem the world. Jesus was acknowledging this when he came riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. This is absolutely a legendary moment. God was in town. The creator had come back to redeem is creation. Though people did not understand what was happening there was a vibrant energy in the crowd. The Messiah was in fact here! In celebration the people began to sing out!
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!”
The Pharisees, not reading the moment appropriately, demanded that Jesus keep the people from singing his praises.
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
Jesus response is powerful.
“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
Do you get it?
This is why everything that is … exists. We were designed, along with the rest of creation to sing (yes sing) the praises of our maker. We, his most treasured possession, went astray. We turned from our purpose. We became enthralled with our own desires. Now we hold back what is screaming to come out of the rocks.
For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. Colossians 1:16
God will be praised. We get first dibs. If you don’t do what you were created to do a stone will take your place.
This Friday September 19th, 7:00pm is a night completely devoted to just worshiping the almighty maker of the heavens and the earth!