Some Pharisees from the crowd told him [Jesus’ “Teacher, get your disciples under control.” Luke 19:39
The Palm Sunday story in Luke tells of Jesus’ triumphant entrance to Jerusalem on a colt. Those who had followed the ministry of Jesus formed a parade route and shouted praises as he proceeded down the street. Some Pharisees found this attention to Jesus to be overly demonstrative and asked Jesus to put a stop to it. But Jesus said, “If they kept quiet, the stones would do it for them, shouting praise.” (vs. 40). This was the way Jesus chose to point out what they were too blind to see that Jesus is the Messiah.
From my porch, where I’m writing this meditation, I see the tons of river rock I’ve spread around my backyard. My curiosity got to me, and I went to the Internet to search the difference between rocks and stones. I learned that rocks can be hard or soft, but stones can only be hard, and rocks are made up of smaller stones.
Regardless if the inanimate objects in my backyard are rocks or stones, I wish they could talk and tell me secrets about the people who lived here before us, and why they dumped so much rock into the middle of the yard.
Dear Lord, thank you for your Son, who boldly rode through Jerusalem to fulfill his mission on earth. Amen.