Photo credit: NASA
This photo was taken from the International Space Station. Look closely. See it? An exclamation point. Pretty amazing, right? But it’s not the only one. In Luke 19:37-40 (NIV) we overhear a telling exchange between the Pharisees and Jesus:
When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
“I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
And so they do through the geological wonders God has created, both in the location depicted above and throughout the earth. God’s exclamation point. May our praise for Jesus Christ, the risen Savior, Great High Priest, and victorious King rise up throughout the nations. May we join the anthem of the first disciples to give glory to Him who alone is worthy of our praise. Contemporary Pharisees will try to stop us. Not to worry. The Lord God Almighty, the Creator of the rocks, all of humanity, and indeed all of creation has it all under control. Let’s rise up through our lives and witness to serve as exclamation points honoring his glory.