The Message (MSG)
God’s Personal Visit
28-31 After saying these things, Jesus headed straight up to Jerusalem. When he got near Bethphage and Bethany at the mountain called Olives, he sent off two of the disciples with instructions: “Go to the village across from you. As soon as you enter, you’ll find a colt tethered, one that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says anything, asks, ‘What are you doing?’ say, ‘His Master needs him.’”
32-33 The two left and found it just as he said. As they were untying the colt, its owners said, “What are you doing untying the colt?”
34 They said, “His Master needs him.”
35-36 They brought the colt to Jesus. Then, throwing their coats on its back, they helped Jesus get on. As he rode, the people gave him a grand welcome, throwing their coats on the street.
37-38 Right at the crest, where Mount Olives begins its descent, the whole crowd of disciples burst into enthusiastic praise over all the mighty works they had witnessed:
Blessed is he who comes,
the king in God’s name!
All’s well in heaven!
Glory in the high places!
39 Some Pharisees from the crowd told him, “Teacher, get your disciples under control!”
40 But he said, “If they kept quiet, the stones would do it for them, shouting praise.”
I am a rock. You are a rock. Here a rock. There a rock. Everywhere a rock, rock!! Sorry that’s just what came in to my head as God told me to write about rocks today. He showed me this vast quarry filled with tons and tons of rocks. Some were big, some small. Some tiny and some massive. Colors of every kind could be found among these rocks. They had different shapes and sizes. Some were sharp while others were smooth as silk. Some were even both rough and smooth. Some were even broken. Many of these rocks were saturated in the water while others lay out upon the dry sandy ground. No matter where the rocks were located, they were being worked on.
Does this look anything like our Christian society today? Some of us are rough around the edges while others are smooth. We all come in different shapes and sizes AND we come from all different places. Do you see the picture? God wants us to see the whole picture I think and it goes back to the saying “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, we could say the same thing about these rocks. We should not be judging a rock by is size, shape or color or even where it came from. Our journey with rocks this week will unveil the meaning of how we are transformed constantly. Each of is a work in progress and God is not done with any of us!