“I Can’t Keep Silent”

Have you met someone who can’t stop talking about something? It could be about their families, careers, favorite sports teams or a new store in their neighborhood. They are so excited that they can’t hold it in! They can talk on and on about it. I was in the airport once and a gentleman I never met before talked incessantly to me about his favorite Los Angeles-based basketball team. He was so excited about this team (the Red and Blue one not the Purple and Gold for those of you in the know!) that he couldn’t keep silent!

As Jesus is approaching Jerusalem, the “whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen.” (Luke 19:37) Evidently this spontaneous exclamation of praise got the attention of the local band of Pharisees. They told Jesus, “order your disciples to stop.” Jesus answered, “If these were silent, the stones would shout out.” (Luke 19:39-40) Praising God is something that even excited nature! Unlike many of our own pursuits that excite us, the disciples were excited about all that Jesus had done. The disciples couldn’t keep silent!

How excited are we about what God has done in our life? Our gratitude and appreciation should begat praise and adoration. This week, let’s focus on God’s goodness to us. Let’s get excited about God’s promises. Let’s tell our families and friends about God’s goodness. Let’s be so filled with gratitude and appreciation that we can’t keep silent!

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