But He answered and said to them, ‘I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.'
When Jesus mentioned those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, He was not referring to those with a polite appetite – an invitation to brunch after church.
He was speaking of the attitude and actions of a person starving for even a morsel of food. The ravenous person does not graciously accept the plate, shake out her napkin, and delicately slice the food into bite-sized pieces. She grabs it greedily and buries her face and fingers in it, licking the last crumbs from her hands. She does not care how she looks or if it offends the onlooker.
When was the last time that the Church craved Christ in that manner? When was the last time that we were so hungry for the move of God in our midst that we did not care what the onlookers said? When was the last time that we so urgently wanted the lost to come to Jesus that we boldly declared the Gospel with no thought for what others might think?
When we hunger and thirst for Him, fear is burnt up in His presence. When we are desperate in our pursuit of God, He will hear and answer. If we do not cry out for Him, the stones will!
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May the Father fill you with a holy hunger. May His presence flood your life. May His Word be your desire and every breath be a sacrifice of praise to the Worthy One.
Today's Bible Reading:
Psalms & Proverbs