The praise and worship of God has been an integral part of the Judeo-Christian faith throughout the centuries, and it is the same today. And we see today, as in times past, those who are reluctant to open their mouths in praise. And more so, there are even those who would try to silence those who are making themselves heard. But in spite of any effort to keep God’s people silent, at the end of the day God will not allow this.
“I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” – Luke 19:40 NKJV
Today is Palm Sunday, the day that marks the beginning of Holy Week as we prepare ourselves spiritually for Easter. This day commemorates the time in the Bible when Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey, fulfilling the prophesy that the Messiah would enter Jerusalem as a King riding on the colt of a donkey (Zechariah 9:9). The same account is found in Matthew 21 where the people praise Jesus saying Hosanna, i.e. save us we pray, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
At that time, not much different than today, the rulers tried to silence the people. But Jesus was clear, that if the rulers had their way in silencing those who praise God, then God would make the very stones cry out in praise.
May God bless us this Passover and Easter season, and let us be quick to praise Him who has saved us.