Faith Together at Home
I wonder if man is the only species that doesn't acknowledge the creator. I always loved the pomp and pagentry of Palm Sunday. My mind now goes back to two years ago when we had such a fabulous tableau as the children and adults came into the sanctuary in costume and we relived that day from 2000 years ago.
And yet, Palm Sunday with all it's pagentry and Easter with bonnets, bunnies, and chocolate, open tombs, angels, and resurrection can't undo what happened in between. The creator of the universe was here among us. We were so honored. And yet... and yet, we didn't recognize him and killed him.
Jesus acknowledges the fact that creation recognizes him. In Luke 19:40 when the Pharisees shout for Jesus to silence his admirers that first Palm Sunday, he states, “I tell you, if they were silent, the stones would shout.” Jesus Christ, Superstar puts it this way:
Why waste your breath moaning at the crowd?
Nothing can be done to stop the shouting.
If every tongue were stilled
The noise would still continue.
The rocks and stone themselves would start to sing:
Another song that has always given me goosebumps to hear puts it this way when talking about Easter:
Did the earth rejoice to feel You again?
Over and over like a trumpet underground
Did the earth seem to pound, "He is risen!"
Over and over in a never-ending round
"He is risen, hallelujah, hallelujah!"
Yes, the rocks and stones, the grass, the earth recognizes the Creator and Savior. Even today, he is here among us through his Holy Spirit. Will we recognize him as well?