HOLY WEEK 2014 – MONDAY
41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
The very site of Jerusalem causes Jesus great sadness, because He knows what it’s suppose to be. It’s suppose to be a city filled with God’s people that love Him and live in his ways; a city on a hill, reflecting His light to the world. Instead, it’s become a city where people are lost and without hope. The very thought of this causes Jesus to be moved with compassion towards them. He begins weeping over them, lamenting their ignorance of the things that are about tot take place.
- Take a moment to reflect on how Jesus has been compassionate towards you.
- How should this affect the way you feel towards other people?