“And when He had said these things, He went on ahead, going to Jerusalem. When He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, He sent two of the disciples, saying, ‘Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here.'” – Luke 19:28-30
“And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they sat Jesus on it (see Zechariah 9:9). And as He rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. As He was drawing near-already on the way down the Mount of Olives-the whole multitude began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, ‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!’ (see Psalm 118:26). And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, ‘Teacher, rebuke your disciples.’ He answered, ‘I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.'” – Luke 19:35-40
As we celebrate this last Sabbath of the Lenten season we meditate on the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. It is the first day of the most important week in the life of Jesus and…in all of history. If you have been following our Sunday morning worship services at Warrenton Baptist, you know that we have been walking through some of the main events that occurred in that first Holy Week. One of the things that we have emphasized is that nothing happened by accident. It was all according to the plan that God had set in motion from Genesis. In fact, every detail of the life of Jesus was the fulfillment of thousands of years of prophesy. The entrance to the city of Jerusalem described above and even how it happened was a confirmation of who Jesus was…the Messiah…the Savior! The coming of Jesus and the salvation God offers us should cause us to shout and sing!
Today, I encourage you to sing and rejoice with those on that first Palm Sunday. Shout to the Lord! Come before His presence with singing! As the song says, “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!” So, do a dance, wave your hands and make some noise for Jesus! Because if you don’t…“the very stones will cry out”
Don’t let the rocks do your praising for you!