Christ’s desire for Israel was that they might have known Him in an intimate relationship as their Messiah. Several days before His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, He expressed that desire when He said after being confronted by some Pharisees, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem… How often had I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing!
Again several days later as He begins the descent of His triumphal entry from the Mount of Olives to Jerusalem, upon seeing the city Christ wept over it saying, “How I wish today that of all people, you, would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and your peace is hidden from your eyes.” Sad that the children of Israel would miss out on the joy and blessing of knowing and doing what the Messiah desired, and how sad that many of us miss the joy and blessing that can be ours by knowing and doing what Christ desires.
What is Christ’s desire for you and me? Jerry Flury – SermonCentral
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