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The Rocks Have Cried Out

By Hannah Goodwyn
CBN.com Producer

CBN.com - You know that verse about the rocks crying out if God’s people don’t praise Him?

Well, it’s happened. I heard rocks singing. No lie. I’m being absolutely honest.

I was walking with my brother a few days ago at a park. Alright, it was an amusement park. We had just ridden an incredible rollercoaster and turned a corner to find our next thrill, when I heard a sound. It was music. Being a curious person, I started looking around for the source.

And there they were. What at first glance seemed to be rocks were two speakers. I laughed and then had to explain my sudden burst of happiness with my brother who had no clue what was going on.

It sounds silly, but since then I’ve thought a lot about that moment recorded in Luke 19 when Jesus rebuked the Pharisees.

Right at the crest, where Mount Olives begins its descent, the whole crowd of disciples burst into enthusiastic praise over all the mighty works they had witnessed:

"Blessed is He who comes, the King in God's name! All's well in heaven! Glory in the high places! Some Pharisees from the crowd told him, 'Teacher, get your disciples under control!' But he said, 'If they kept quiet, the stones would do it for them, shouting praise.'"(Luke 19:37 - 40)

It may be hard to understand how I could possibly gain a spiritual lesson from two would-be rock speakers. But, God can use anything to speak to us if we just open our ears.

I encourage you to allow yourself to be completely poured out to the Lord. Consciously glorify Him through all you do and say.

Don’t be like the Pharisees whom Jesus reprimanded. Never allow your heart to become apathetic even for a moment and judge those who abandon all to worship Christ with their lives. Open your mouth wide to honor Him not just because of His grace and forgiveness, but simply for whom He is – the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

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