March 20, 2016

Spending #HolyWeek2016 with #Jesus: Pity for Broken People

"Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing." --Luke 13:34



--Image from beholdhim.org



Have you noticed the most broken and wounded persons sometimes show the most anger, resistance to change, and hostility?

Have you noticed they are often the most resistant to making even the small changes that would create more positivity in their lives?

Have you observed their unwillingness to know something new, for fear of being disappointed--again?

You have seen what Jesus saw when He wept over Jerusalem.

His response to all of the rebellion, grief, pain, and anger was pity. He saw more in those who were lost than they could see in themselves. These lost souls refused to see another vision of themselves, refused healing and love from His open arms. Because Jesus forces Himself on no one, He wept.

The godly response to brokenness is not judgment or anger. It is pity. It is prayer. It is empathy, even if these gifts most be offered from a distance. Jesus wept. He still weeps for those who will not make their way to Him. His open arms of love and acceptance remain.

He will accept you as you are, and change you into more than you ever dreamed.

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