Luke 19:41 And when He approached He saw the city (Jerusalem) and wept over it.
Why do suppose He wept over the city where He would be killed? We donít have to wonder long. In the next few verses He explains that He wept because He knew the time was coming when the city and the people would be destroyed. They had not recognized Him for who He was, the Savior of the world, and therefore rejected the opportunity God had given them.
I think it is safe to say that Jesus looks at America and weeps at times. We have been so blessed; but we all, at times, have not recognized who Jesus is. He tells us in the book of Revelation that He is coming back to gather His own, and to judge all who have not accepted Him. Thankfully we still have time to accept Him today.
As Christians we need to come to a place where we look at the world and weep over it. Sin has become so common that we have reached a new level of tolerance in society that has never existed before. If we could see people as Jesus does, we would fall to our knees and weep with Him. We should be broken-hearted over the missed opportunities in each of our lives and in our country as a whole. He has a plan for our lives
and many times we miss it because we fail or refuse to realize who Jesus is.
For this week, letís try to look around at the people we know, both Christian and non-Christian, and imagine what Jesus sees and feels. Keep in mind that He left the glory of Heaven to dwell here, teach us, show us and ultimately die for us. What are we doing with His sacrifice? Are we living our lives fully, enjoying the relationship that He died to provide us with? Or are we living a life miserable with a dry religion? Or even worse Ė living a life with no purpose and no knowledge of the one who not only weeps over us, but also is waiting even now to rejoice!
Jesus, Let us see the world through your eyes this week. Give us a new and deeper understanding of how much you love us. At the same time, let us experience the grief you experience as we go through life with you in the background or with no understanding of you. Open our eyes and our hearts. We love you and we want to know you in a deeper and more meaningful way! Amen
As you go through life this week, ask Jesus to show you His heart. Iím confident that it will change our hearts. When you do experience Jesusí heart we would love to share it with you!