As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
**Luke 19:37-40 (ESV)**
"For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now."
*Romans 8:19-22 (ESV)*
So I say again, can you imagine that moment?! That their song is so reverent, so holy, so powerful and crucial to that moment in time that if they were silent the stones would have cried out the same....
It brought me to this question: What are stones crying out today that we haven't yet tuned in to? What is heaven singing that we are missing as we live each day, go through the grind, do our programs and activities and the mundane things of life. What holy moments are we missing when we tune out of heaven and into the world? Where are stones having to cry in our place, in my place, because we are silent when we should be worshiping?
As we ponder these questions, as we take time to tune out of the world and back into heaven where we are already seated and citizens, may this song be on our lips as we take back our place in worshiping our Great and Mighty, Loving and Beautiful, Holy and Perfect, Most Majestic King, Jesus.