“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” Luke 19:38-40 (NIV)
This is one of the special days which we celebrate as Christians who love the Lord – we call it Palm Sunday and we remember how people sang praises to Jesus as He approached and entered the city of Jerusalem. They laid palm branches and even their coats on the ground in front of Jesus and the donkey he was riding as a sign of great honor. It almost makes us feel like we wish that we could have been there. But we can express these same thoughts today in our hearts. Yes Jesus is our King and we want to praise Him. Jesus is worthy of all the praise and glory we can give. When the Pharisees suggested to Jesus that he rebuke those who sang, remember what Jesus replied, He told them that if the people were silence, the stones of the city would cry out with praise. There was no stopping the giving of praise on that day and should not be stopped in our hearts today.