Sunday, January 11, 2015

The stones cry out

"I tell you, if these should hold their peace, the stones would cry out." (Luke 19:40, Jesus' reply to those wishing to silence those who were celebrating him by shouting, "Blessed is the King that comes in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.")

At this point, the people very nearly are repeating the song of the angels to the shepherds. But I found myself wondering, what with the possibility that Jesus might be making allusions and with inspiration  a thing to consider, whether Jesus had wanted us to remember any particular stones that might cry out "peace in heaven, and glory in the highest". I found myself thinking most about:

* The stone that the builder rejected
* The stones not one on top of the other
* The living stones being built into a Temple for our God
* The stones dropped from the hands of the accusers
* The stone rolled away from the tomb

The first three are actually part of a set: one thought of God's Temple on earth and in heaven. The next two are more independent, but are definitely stones that cry out the glory of God, and peace and goodwill towards men.


Kevin Knox said...


Weekend Fisher said...

Hey Kevin

Good to see you again.
& Thanks!

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Martin LaBar said...

Then there was the hypothetical stone tied around the neck of one who misled children.

Weekend Fisher said...

Now that's an interesting one.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF