Dear Precious Friends,
As we embrace the gift of this day and this Monday of Holy Week, I pray we are in constant reflection of what Jesus did for us on the cross, the great love He has for us and the hurt in His heart knowing some would reject Him.
When He approached Jerusalem, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.” Luke 19:41-42
One of the most exciting passages of Scripture—mentioned in all four gospels—is the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem just days before His crucifixion. We call it Palm Sunday. We celebrated this yesterday….
Strangely, in the midst of all the excitement and rejoicing, Jesus begins to weep. Why? What? Isn’t this supposed to be a joyous occasion? The joy was superficial, and Jesus knew it. The tears came because Jesus knew what was coming for His people. He knew they would reject Him, the One who came to make peace with God for them. And He knew they would experience the devastating consequences of this terrible decision of rejection. So, He could not help but weep.
When is the last time the cross of Jesus Christ moved us to tears? I pray as we get ready to celebrate Easter that God would do a fresh work in our hearts. May we appreciate more deeply the sacrifice Jesus made to purchase our salvation. May we be faithful followers who serve God, no matter what, and stand in awe of His love and grace.