The Weeping Jesus

One of the most heart-breaking scenes in the New Testament was when Jesus wept over the coming destruction of Jerusalem.

“If you had only known on this day what would bring you peace- but now it is hidden from your eyes… because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” Luke 19: 41, 44

If Jerusalem only had the sense to recognize that the deliverance it needed was actually right there walking in its streets, history could have been a bit different.

Whenever we suffer of the consequences of the wrongs we did, I could just imagine God saying, “if you only knew that the solution was right here, waiting for you to grab it. If you only had the sense to seek it, your life could have been much better.”

In every single time it happens, Jesus weeps over us. Like He did to Jerusalem.

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Jojo Agot

Lead pastor at Victory Caloocan; married to Donna; father to Lucas; enjoys books, Coffee+Bear Brand, and movies with magic and flying.

2 thoughts on “The Weeping Jesus”

  1. I don't think "WE" (Christians) have to suffer from our wrongdoings right now. It's like saying the "CROSS" made no difference. All the consequences of our past, present, and future was exhausted at the body of Jesus 2,000 years ago! Don't get me wrong, I am against sinning and I don't want everyone to sin. But the fact that HE DIED for my sins enable me not to do wrong! God the Father was so pleased and satisfied of what His Son has done on the cross. We are just leading ourselves to self-condemnation if we think we still have consequences to face. Satan is just right there telling you that you still have consequences to pay. C'mon now, we are in the new covenant of Grace and not under the law, all the curse was put in the body of Christ that's why it says "Curse is anyone who hangs on a tree." He remember your sins no more my brother! I'm not here to encourage you to sin.. I'm just telling that you are still RIGHTEOUS in God's sight no matter what but not because of what you have done but because of what Jesus has done for you. God bless.

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    1. I'm sorry, I would have to disagree with you.

      Sins without consequences? You're forgetting one basic natural/spiritual law, the law of cause and effect. If you kill someone, you go to jail. If you kill yourself, there's hell to pay, literally. That logic doesn't need much theology.

      His death makes way for forgiveness, it DOESN'T switch off our ability to do wrong. If that's the case, how come Christians still make mistakes?

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