“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,’ (Matthew 21:15)
After receiving the call that my wife’s father died, we sat for a minute in our living room and I decided not to say anything right away. So, I sat our 4-year-old down and shared the news about Papa, as her mother cried. And without missing a beat, my daughter blurts out that everything is going to be okay because Papa is in heaven with Jesus and he is fine.
Many would explain it away as she is repeating what she hears in Sunday School. I believe God was speaking through her at that moment. In addition, she told her teacher the next day “My Papa died, and mommy had happy tears.”
After Jesus tears down the tax collectors in the house of the Lord. We see that the children were in the right position and praised Him. And some were indignant about the works of Christ while the children were the light.
Many times, religious leaders (or should we say seasoned Christians) question what is contrary to our comforts. We can be so caught up in our thinking, selfishness, so set on our theological positions, or even consumed with sin, that the zealous children or the new believer will be the example of how to Praise God.
“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?’” (Matthew 21:16)
“Worship is the submission of all our nature to God. It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness, the nourishment of the mind with His truth, the purifying of the imagination of His beauty, the opening of the heart to His love, the surrender of the will to His purpose.” William Temple
I remember the old saints used to sing; “In the storms praise Him, in the valley Praise Him, in the trials Praise Him. He is worthy of our Praise.”
Written by Juan Mendez: Juan is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and full-time staff member at America’s Keswick.
Think About This: “A simple, childlike faith in a Divine Friend solves all the problems that come to us by land or sea.” – Helen Keller
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Psalm 39:7