Scripture selection: Luke 19:41
As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
It brought Jesus to tears – looking over the city as he approached it – sensing how so many just did not understand who He was.
On the one hand, they cheered him on.
On the other hand, they would soon cry out for him to be crucified.
Was he angry? Did he cry out in condemnation of them? Did he warn them of the hellfire that would fall down upon them at his command?
No – he wept for them – and what would happen to them because of their inability, or unwillingness, to follow him.
We too are challenged, especially as Easter approaches, to recognize just who Jesus is.
God “weeps” when his people do not understand what he has offered them:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave His only begotten Son…”
May we never be the cause of those tears.