“Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works they had seen, saying: ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, ‘Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.’ But He answered and said to them, ‘I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.'” Luke 19:37-40, NKJV
In this passage, Jesus declares that, if His disciples kept silent in proclaiming the coming of the blessed King in accordance with Psalm 118:26, “the stones would immediately cry out.” Like me, have you ever wondered what this would look like?
Today, as we faithfully await the imminent return of our blessed King, many would say that the voices of praise and proclamation of His return have significantly decreased. The words of Psalm 118:26 have been replaced with temporal-minded proclamations of almighty self, focused on temporal comforts and blessings. In light of Jesus’ warning, could this explain the increase in natural disasters in the world, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, etc.?
In essence, the honest question we must ask ourselves is this: Will we allow the stones to cry out on our behalf due to the lack of a unified voice in this ever-relevant proclamation? Surely the stones can hear the deafening silence of the modern church in America!