John Stott writes:
‘It is surely remarkable that, at the very moment when Jesus warned the city of judgment, he was weeping over it in love.
Divine judgment (which is the main theme throughout Holy Week) is a solemn, awesome reality. But the God who judges is the God who weeps. He is not willing that any should perish. And when in the end his judgment falls on anybody (as Jesus said it will), God’s eyes will be full of tears.’
(Through the Bible through the Year, p.224)
Jesus’ tears reveal the heart of God towards a world in rebellion against him. One commentator has said that the tears of Christ measure the value of your soul.
As we respond to the events of Palm Sunday today, the question is, will the Lord weep over us? PJ