And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
And when He was come near, He beheld the city and wept over it.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!
He did not deny the fact that He is a King. Born King of the Jews, He traveled over Israel, doing good wherever He went. The blind received their sight, the broken were made whole, the sinners were set free. He preached good news to those who longed for hope. He spoke often of His Heavenly Father’s kingdom, He loved the little children and He raised the dead.
As He came to the descent of the Mount of Olives, He was only a few days away from being brutally murdered. The people that were with Him called Him King as they praised God for all of the mighty works He did. Jesus did not deny that He is a King. He could not deny it because He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. However, only a few days later, some of the same people that called Him King turned on Him and said “crucify Him, crucify Him”.
And Jesus wept because He knew when He beheld Jerusalem, that the people would reject Him.
Behold such love as has never been seen before as He reveals His longing after His own people. “Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem!” His great Heart broke as He knew that the people would not come under His Heavenly wings to receive His comfort, love and compassion. How He longed to cover them under His wings, bringing them warmth, security, safety and protection.
But they would not come to Him. And the King wept.
Treasured reader, is Jesus weeping over you? Have you strayed from Him? Have you ever cried out to Him? Have you ever told Him you desire to put your trust in Him?
Oh, for the wandering one, for those who have never turned to Him, to those who do not know of His great love and longing for them, Jesus weeps. He longs to bring you under the safety of His Heavenly wings.
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.