How can a rock cry out?Jesus said, “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out,” Luke 19:40. When Jesus road into Jerusalem, he met a very excited crowd, who shouted praises unto him. This noisy display upset Jesus’ opposition.
In fact, they ordered him to quiet the crowd. What they did not understand is that shutting down the crowd would not stop the praise. The rocks would cry out. This exchange teaches us that those who wanted the noise to stop knew who had control. They knew that they had no authority to stop the praise that went forth for Jesus. We need to remember that in our lives. No one but the Lord can quiet down our praise for his presence and what he has done in our lives. Jesus would never tell us to stop praising him, because we were made to give praises to the Lord. So many people think they have control over our relationship with Jesus Christ.
They want us to stop seeking the Lord, stepping out on faith, and giving him praise for what he has done in our lives. How many times have we listened to others tell us to quiet our dreams, aspirations, and spirits—and we listened and obeyed them?
Those that want us to be quiet need to understand that what we do for Christ is none of their business, and God has given them no authority over our desire to give praise to God in everything we do. If we become silent, the rocks will cry out. Rocks should not testify to how good God has been to each of us. Each day let us find ways to testify to God’s goodness so the rocks won’t cry out. Like the songwriter said: “I don’t want no rocks crying out on me.”