“The whole crowd of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice. Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, ‘Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.’ But Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!’” - Luke 19
The house we were privileged to stay at this past week near San Diego was on top of a hill called Chimney Rock. It is a beautiful area with a great view of the surrounding country. As you hike around some of the trails, you can't help but notice the great size and number of rocks and boulders everywhere. It made me think of the land of Israel, where it is said they grow rocks right out of the earth. It also made me think of Jesus words from Luke - "if these become silent, the very stones will cry out!"
If you've been to an amusement park recently, you may have noticed that they put speakers in some pretty odd places. One of the those places is behind the rocks ... and sometimes even inside the rocks! It's kind of an odd experience to turn around only to see a rock giving you an important message.
Don't allow the rocks to speak for you this Easter Season. As you bask in the glow of Easter Sunday, and are filled with great joy because of your Risen Lord Jesus, let your face know what your heart feels. Let your mouth rejoice and your tongue confess that Jesus Christ is risen - He is risen indeed - Alleluia!
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