" But He answered and said to them, 'I tell you that if these should keep quiet, the stones would immediately cry out.'" (NKJV)

I don't want the stones to take away my opportunity to shout praises to the Lord.  In the instance quoted above, Jesus was riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, and the crowds were shouting praises to Him.  The Pharisees didn't like it and told Jesus to make His followers quiet down.  His answer was and still is priceless.  The stones themselves were created by Jesus, and they would gladly cry out in praise of Him, but since the people were, they didn't have to or didn't get to cry out.  I'm sorry stones, but I don't plan to give you a chance to praise Jesus in my place.


The beauty of the stones and the very great variety of stones cry out silently in praise of Jesus, but it would be something to hear them cry out loud.  They did cry out in torment on the day of Jesus' crucifixion as in told in Matthew 27:51b, "...and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split."  How they must have rejoiced at His resurrection.  Maybe someday in eternity we will actually hear the rocks cry out in joyous praise of our God, but until then let's let our voices join in chorus in triumphant praise of our Savior.

Luke 19:40

The Stones Will Cry Out