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Jesus Weeps for Us 
Zechariah 9:9
Luke 19:41-44 (28-44)

INTRO:
Luke 19:41-44 (NIV)
41  As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42  and said, "If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace--but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43  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. 44  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."

The Palm Sunday parade had all the elements of a major network production. A big crowd, lots of wide-eyed children straining for a view, laughter, music, color, waving palm branches, even a horse of sorts, if you will. Jesus, the center of attention, came riding into town on a borrowed donkey, a colt.

Wouldn’t it have been neat if there were movie cameras back then so we could see Palm Sunday parade.  It would be fabulous we went to Jerusalem and were able to relive the events of that great day.

 

 

 

 

 

1.    Scripture tell us that Jesus reacted emotionally many times to things that he saw.    When He saw the poor, the hungry, the ill He felt compassion. When He saw people sinning He offered forgiveness. The Bible tells us repeatedly that, "…He had compassion on them."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONCLUSION:
And He still weeps for us today if we do not know Him. He scans the crowd, with the cross now behind Him, offering complete forgiveness to all who will come to Him. "He came unto His own, but His own received Him not, but as many as received Him to them gave He power to become the Sons of God, even to those that believed on His name." - John 1:11-12.

Tell me, what does Jesus see when He looks your way this morning?

 

 

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