Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Celebrating Jesus

Luke 19:40 says, “I tell you, He replied, if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

Theological Reflection

The Lord is coming; Jesus is on the way to Jerusalem for the last time. He tells two of his disciples: “Go to the village ahead of you, and you will enter it , you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, “Why are you untying it?” Tell him, The Lord has need of it” (Luke 40:30).

Riding on the colt, Jesus is about to enter the city as his disciples and the crowd were joyful praising God for all the miracles they had seen. The sang, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” (Luke 40:38).

Men of nobility, educated and in power; the Pharisees, Chief Priest, teachers of the law, and leaders among the people wanted it to stop. They wanted to stop people from praising God for the miracles and power that came to earth in Jesus Christ. They wanted it to stop so desperately that they tried to kill Jesus (40:47).

There is revelation in the words that Jesus spoke: “if they keep quiet.” When the senses of human beings close out the revelation of Jesus, when their minds go dark, when they become spiteful and seemly desperate to silence faith, belief and praise; Still God’s glory will endure.

Habakkuk 2:11 says, “The stones of the wall will cry out, and the beams of the woodwork will echo it.”

If we hold our praise back form the Lord, “The stones will cry out.” For, in our praise, humility becomes victorious over pride and arrogance; meekness is victorious over rage, malice and worldly power.

Heaven and earth have been united by Jesus Christ. Jesus enters our lives, so that, we can sing, shout and praise God for sending His Son, who is the Savior of our souls.

Prayer

Lord, it is with grateful hearts and minds that we obey your commands. We are forever, and beyond humbled by your presence among us. Thank you Father, for sending your only begotten Son. Thank you Father for the angels (both human angels, and angelic angels), who reveal themselves at the right time in our lives.  Holy God; bless you for never leaving us alone.

Lord, it is with humble hearts and minds that we praise and worship you. We lift up and shout out, “Praise Your Holy Name”, for you are worthy to be praised. 

Stephen Small

Stephen Small

Rev. Small realized God was present in his life as a child, and grew into an adult with a passion for knowing and understanding God, people and the difficulties of life. Rev. Small soon can to know Jesus Christ, and the presence of the Holy Spirit has he experienced the storms, trails, and tribulations of life as a Black man in America. Rev. Stephen C. Small survived numerous demonic assaults on his life, which gave meaning to God’s grace and mercy. Rev. Small reasoned that God’s presence in the world gives hope, meaning and purpose; it is the essence of learning, love and relationships. Rev. Small humbled himself and opened his heart and mind to listening, learning and obeying God. On sabbatical from a business career, Rev. Small earned a Biblical Studies degree, and Master of Divinity. Rev. Small’s faith and dedication to serving God is the reason he created Trueword Ministry; TWM’s website as an evangelism tool, designed to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to Africans, African Descendants and the entire human race.

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