As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it.
Here is one of the three times we see Jesus’ weeping. The other two are the death of His friend Lazarus and in the Garden of Gethsemane as the cross loomed before Him.
What one cries about is a window into the very heart of a person. Here our Teacher weeps over a lost city. The people!
How tender is the heart of God! And by contrast, how indifferent and callous the hearts of those who follow Him!
How sensitive Jesus is to the course of the lives of those around Him! He sees beyond today, out into their futures.
And He cries…weeps for them.
His heart is deeply saddened as He contemplates what will befall the people of Jerusalem. He sheds tears for the pain and suffering they will endure because of their rejection of His Message.
If Jesus were to come to our town today, would He not weep once more? The rejection of the message of Jesus would be a cause for tears today.If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.
What do students today learn from the Teacher? Do they not learn how to see the world through His eyes? With a vision that looks far beyond today!
Is this not a cause for tears? That some do not recognize the time of God's coming.