Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem

Bible Event – Jesus’ Life

As Jesus approached Jerusalem, sitting on a colt, he would have had a beautiful view of the city from the Mount of Olives.  However, instead of rejoicing, He was moved to tears. They were not silent tears, as at the grave of Lazarus, but aloud for the large celebrating crowd to see.

Jesus on a colt surrounded by a crowd

Jesus was not weeping for himself, but for the souls of Jerusalem’s people. He had spent many days walking its streets, meeting the people, performing miracles and preaching in their Temple. Yet, many didn’t listen to his message and soon, despite his present triumphal entry into the city, the leaders of the same people would condemn Him to death by crucifixion. (Luke 19:41-44)

Thought

May our only tears, be tears of joy and celebration, as we continue our daily preparations to meet You, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

Reflection

Lord Jesus, open our eyes to your suffering for us and our hearts to your teachings. Grant us the gift of perseverance.

Prayer: Perseverance (John Henry Newman)

O Lord,
support us all the day long of this troublous life,
until the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over, and our work is done.
Then, Lord, in thy mercy,
grant us a safe lodging, a holy rest,
and peace at the last. Amen.