Scripture Notes on Luke 19
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)
Time after time in Scripture, we see that Jesus has a heart for the hurting, the broken, and the lost. Here it is again, this time for the unbelieving city of Jerusalem.
Jesus weeps because despite all of their prayers for the peace of Jerusalem, there will be no peace for these people because they will reject the only One who can truly provide it — Jesus Himself.
He doesn’t stand aloof and cast judgment. He doesn’t rail against them in anger. No, Jesus weeps because He yearns for the people to have peace.
He does the same for you.
May you not miss an opportunity to receive the peace of Jesus. May you embrace Him with open arms and follow Him with open eyes and obey Him with open hands, because in so doing you will be giving God one of the desires of His heart.
Because Jesus yearns for peace for you.