Shalom! Are We Listening?

— Andy Wade —

Shalom! Creation sings it and begs us to listen. I find I frequently need to be reminded to hear its cries. “Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” The people cried out as Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem (the symbol of a king coming in peace). Being rebuked by the religious authorities for the cries of the people, Jesus responded, “If they are silent the rocks will cry out!” Then, looking over Jerusalem, Jesus proclaimed, “If you, even you, had known on this day what would give you peace.”

Jesus’ purpose was to reconcile all things back to God yet it seems we still miss the message. Now the rocks, indeed the whole creation cries out for us to listen. Will we hear?