Luke 19:39-40, Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

This coming Sunday is what is known as Palm Sunday. It is a day to remember Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem the week prior to his resurrection. As Jesus entered the city, a crowd of people welcomed him. The Bible says they laid their coats and palm branches on the ground and sang praises to him. This did not sit well with some of the religious people, as the scripture above indicates some of the Pharisees wanted Jesus to rebuke the crowd for the way they were praising Jesus.

Jesus’ response is one of my favorite parts of the whole Bible. He tells them that if the people there kept quiet in praising him, that the stones would cry out for him. I love this scripture because it shows how worthy Jesus is to be honored and praised. Jesus is going to get the praise he deserves. If we as humanity don’t do it, then he will just have creation (stones) cry out in praise of him.

Our praise of Jesus is not meeting a need of Jesus that will not be met if we don’t give him praise. Our praise of Jesus is an opportunity to be the ones who participate in giving Jesus the honor he deserves. He will not miss out on the praise he deserves, but it is possible for us to miss out on being the ones who give it to him.

I would like close this article by inviting everyone to attend the community Good Friday service at 12:05 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at the Eddyville United Methodist Church, as well as the Easter Morning Sunrise service at the amphitheater in Old Kuttawa at 6:30 a.m. Both of these events will be hosted by the Lyon County Ministerial Association.