There are rocks all over my house. My 17 year old daughter has collected them as long as I can remember. She still enjoys rock collecting very much, and every time we go camping, that’s one of our favorite pasttimes. Some might say it’s a little childish… but I beg to differ!
These days, her interest in rocks lies in precious gems. We have been studying earth and space science this year, and she simply loves these lessons. We’ve learned the where’s and why’s and how’s concerning mining and rough gems. We’ve learned a bit about the heart-wrenching diamond fields in Africa. There are SO many things I didn’t know!
These Rocks Are Special
There’s something special about the rocks that make it into our home. For instance, there are rocks on my kitchen island, on my spice rack, and on a table in my foyer. There is a Country Crock butter bowl FULL of gorgeous rocks on the bookshelf in the living room. Rocks line the coffee table most days, and I have several on the desk in my office.
Sometimes, I think to myself, “I really need to clean these up and do something with them.” Then again, they mean more to me than most could ever know. They not only are reminders of all the great times we had collecting those rocks, but they remind me as well to praise God at all times.
And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.Luke 19:40
You see, if we didn’t praise Jesus, the ROCKS would! And every time I look at one, that’s exactly what I think. It stops me in my tracks, and I have to take just a moment to praise Him. And there’s ALWAYS something to praise Him for!
Not In My Place…
There’s a song that says, “Ain’t no rock gonna cry in my place, long as I’m alive I’ll glorify His Holy Name.” I love that song. I often play it around the house and I never fail to sing along. Loudly. Every. Single. Time.
What about you? Do set aside snippets of your day in which to praise Him? Not just on Sundays, either. I mean every day. He is worthy, OH how He is worthy!
Give this song a listen and see if you don’t feel the same way we do….