Stones of Silence
Today begins the journey of remembrance for Holy Week. That week that our Lord and our Savior started His journey into Jerusalem for the preparation of offering His body as a sacrifice for us.
Me. You. Everyone.
Luke 19:40 – He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
Have you ever been asked to remain silent? To not lift up your voice in praise of Jesus? To not openly worship Him?
I have been told at times to not show my affection for my Lord and my Savior. To remain as a stone – silent.
So this morning as I read my Scripture for the day, I realized that it was the beginning of the story of Jesus Christ coming into Jerusalem on that glorious day – the day that we call Palm Sunday. That first day that Jesus was honored as He prepared to offer Himself as a sacrifice for you – for me – for everyone. For anyone who would call upon His Name as Their Lord and Savior.
Take time today and read from Luke 19. It is Holy Week.
Remember the words that Jesus spoke to the Pharisees that day – when He was asked to rebuke His disciples and tell them to be quiet.
For many churches today, children will be taught about that glorious entrance into Jerusalem on a donkey and how people put out the palm leaves on the road to honor Him as He descended into Jerusalem. The children will be encouraged to praise Him.
BUT somewhere along the way – on that journey of remembrance – someone will silence the children. May I never be found guilty of silencing anyone in praise of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
For me, I can no longer remain silent when it comes to my Lord and my Savior. I will sing. I will lift my hands. And if the Holy Spirit stirs within me to dance – I will dance.
Give praise – give glory – give shouts of hallelujah to Our King!
My song for the beginning of this glorious week ahead of me – that journey of remembrance is: