Friday, August 26, 2011

Cry out...


Two nights ago, I laid quietly in my bed praying that I would soon fall off to sleep.  Like most nights, I went through my list “blew out the candles, walked the dogs, locked my car”…. Oh shoot, I didn’t lock my car!  Down the steps I went and into the darkness not only to lock the car but also to close my car window.  It was so quiet out that I had to take a moment to enjoy the silence as I tiptoed back inside.  As I got back into bed, I heard a strange rumble outside.  Within a moment, the quiet house started shaking.  My heart pounded out of my chest as I waited for the aftershock to pass.   

As the rumble quieted and the earth calmed, I was reminded of this verse “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”  (Luke 19:40) Did I just hear the stones cry out?   I’ve never been able to imagine what it would sound like to hear the stones cry out....  until now.