If You Had Only Known

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The shortest verse in the Bible ‘Jesus Wept’ in John 11:35 is a common verse to many, revealing that Jesus sympathizes and feels our pain, he wept silently. Jesus weeps again during the triumphal entry, with all the loud praises and shouts of joy from the disciples and the crowds at Jerusalem, it is recorded that Jesus wept over the city: He actually wept loudly.  ‘As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 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.’ (Luke 19:41)

He wept over the ignorance of the people in Jerusalem. Remember these people had seen all kinds of miracles performed by Jesus, they had heard Jesus’ teachings and they lived in the same city with resurrected Lazarus. They had all reasons to believe and to be committed in the faith but they did not. Jesus wept for them, if only they knew what they were missing? If only they knew the consequences of their choices! These people were okay hearing and cheering, but were not ready to forsake their wicked ways and follow Jesus. It pained Jesus to watch his beloved perish out of ignorance. They should have known better, they should have known that this was their day of visitation: Predicted by Daniel in their scripture.  

Today, when Jesus is looking at us, would he be weeping? Have we missed out on His true peace? Does He still say ‘If only you knew what will bring you true peace? Especially you who is reading this: You have seen His works in your life, you have experienced His love, His provision, His healing. You have read His word, John 3:16 ‘For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting’ You have read Matthew 11:28 ‘Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’ You have read Revelation 3:20 ‘Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.’ Then why are you trying to look for rest and peace in the world?

Do not run to the world for help, the world needs Jesus. He is the only hope and peace that we have. If only we knew how powerful and faithful our God is, how true His word is, then we would stay committed to Him and not be shaken by the troubles of this world. May the Lord help us all, to stay strong in the faith, not just cheer and shout his Name in church but stay connected to Him daily.


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