Luke 19:37-40 – As he was drawing near–already on the way down the Mount of Olives–the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
Fallen leaves on a moss covered stone. Caesar Creek Gorge State Nature Preserve, Oregonia, Ohio.
As a hiker and aspiring photographer I am always looking for new and exciting locations with magnificent scenery. Of course, time and distance limit the opportunities to travel to such places. But, I often find that some of the most beautiful things in God’s creation are the little things right there in front of us, like a mossy, leaf-covered rock in a stream or the little patch of spring wildflowers beside the trail.
God is present in all of his creation. And, as we read in today’s passage, even if someone were to try silencing the voices of those proclaiming the glory of God, be it a government, or religious leaders like the Pharisees in Jesus’ day, “the very stones would cry out.”
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© Todd D. Nystrom and Todd the Hiker, 2013.