Though I’m sure Jesus wept on many occasions in his life, we are only told of two in the four gospels. At the grave of his dear friend Lazarus (John 11:35), “Jesus wept.” And Jesus’ tears show us how God feels about the curse of death, the consequence of our sin.
And here in Luke 19, Jesus enters Jerusalem in the company of a multitude of disciples rejoicing and praising God for his arrival, saying:
“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest (Luke 19:38).”
And how does Jesus respond? With tears.
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 (Luke 19:41–42).”
They didn’t understand what “peace in heaven” would require. He was about to show the world. Do we understand where true peace in heaven is found?
This Sunday Erik Thoennes will be preaching Luke 19:28-44 and Cole Jones will be leading our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare? And pray that we would grow in our understanding that “He himself is our peace” (Eph. 2:14) and that “the peace of Christ would rule in our hearts” (Col. 3:15).
See you Sunday, Grace. Come hungry!
SONG OF THE WEEK
Unto Him (Jude 24-25) by Shane and Shane
Unto Him who can keep us
Make us blameless in His presence
Unto Jesus, unto the only God
Unto Him who has saved us
Be all glory, be all majesty,
Dominion, all authority is Yours
Right now and forevermore