"And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it," (Luke 19:41)
Our Savior has come to Jerusalem, riding upon a donkey's colt, and is ready to complete the work of salvation, by dying on the cross to save us from our sin.
As He looks upon the condition of the city of Jerusalem, he weeps!
1) Because He loves the people that live there!
2) He cares nothing about the buildings, the museums, the places of interest, and, no, not even the temple. All of that is brick, stone, and mortar.
3) He weeps because of how the people are living there. They are spiritually bankrupt, and impoverished. They are held in captivity of the devil.
4) And, what's more, He weeps because they will reject their only hope of salvation! They will reject Him!
I imagine that Jesus still weeps over cities. Not only our city, but cities all over the world.
Because they are filled with people, many of whom never think about their soul. They are lost in their sin, blind to their condition, and condemned.
Jesus knows how desperately they need Him! He also knows how desperately they need to hear of Him! They need a witness!
Let us think about cities, today. And pray for a witness to come to those cities. How desperately the people living in those cities need Jesus as their Savior.
From my heart to your heart.