To Worship Him

“Ain’t No Rock Gonna Cry in My Place”
“The people whom I formed for Myself, will declare My praise”
Isaiah 43:21

God formed and fashioned each and every person with a purpose and that purpose is to worship Him.

Matthew recounts Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Matthew 21:15-16 But when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” They were indignant, and they said to Him, “Do you hear what these are saying?“ And Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” What wonderful things had Jesus done? He had fulfilled prophecy, cleansed the temple, and healed the blind and the lame. He had entered Jerusalem and heard the exuberant praises of the children. Do we see other instances of children praising God?

Luke 1:41-45 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” Even from Elizabeth’s womb, John the Baptist (filled with the Holy Spirit - see Luke 1:15) leaped for joy as he sensed the presence of the unborn Christ in Mary’s womb.

Luke also recounts Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Luke 19:37b 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.

Luke 19:39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” Jesus answered the Pharisees in Luke 19:40 “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

It is right and fitting that every person God has formed and fashioned praise and worship Him. Jesus received the praise of the people. If not, God, Who has control over all nature, would allow the very stones to cry out in worship. Do we want a rock to take our place in worshiping Jesus? Jesus is the Rock of our salvation and the chief Cornerstone (1 Peter 2:4-8). Let us witness for Jesus without shame and continue to praise and worship Him for all the wonderful things He has done and not let a rock take our place.

Submitted by Pam Burton
Good News Club Teacher
TCUSD Area Coordinator
Committee Board Secretary