And as he [Jesus] 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 of his disciples 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!” 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 19:36-40 (ESV)
As we draw close to Christmas Day, we may also be drawing closer to deciding what is most important in our lives. Christmas demands a decision. No person celebrates Christmas without determining who Christ is in their lives.
When shepherds heard the angels sing of Jesus birth, they decided whether they would worship or be skeptics. When the wise men followed the star, they chose whether they would worship or doubt.
I made my decision years ago. I will worship Jesus this Christmas. No one else loves me unconditionally, always. No one else has given me a reason for living that fills my days with hope. No one else loves the people I love more than me. No one else has blessed me with peace and joy through the difficult times as well as the good. No one else has removed my sin as far as the east is from the west. No one else has the power to turn all things to good for me. No one else has designed a plan for my life that is abundant in God’s gifts. No one else has prepared an eternity for me, without pain or sorrow, and with God as well! Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!
If I didn’t worship Jesus, I have no doubt, no doubt at all, “the very stones would cry out.”