In Luke 19 some of Jesus’ disciples are following him and joyfully praising Him him at the top of their lungs. The Pharisees, the religious/political guys of the day, told Jesus to shut them up.
Jesus’ words to the Pharisees are priceless and powerful. “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
There are many people talking these days, we are sad, depressed, exasperated, discouraged, mad, political… the list can go on and on.
What I haven’t heard much of is God’s people singing out joyfully in praise. Let this little poem be our reminder.
Stones sit quiet
Setting foundations, rising into mountains,
sparking fire, skipping on water,
pressed in riverbeds,
they bear the imprints of life.
In the setting, in the sparking,
In the skipping, in the pressing, they listen.
Listen for the silence, that is their call.
Will their voices sing in chorus, as I hold them in my hand?
His praise be ever on my lips, that I may never know.