Tears on Palm Sunday

This past Sunday was Palm Sunday.  It is the day we remember when Jesus rode on a donkey as the people shouted praises to Him.  In the eyes of most people, it is the time when Jesus received the adulation He deserved.

In his message on Sunday, our preacher brought out a verse we don’t often look at on Palm Sunday.

We usually think of words like “Hosanna” and “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.”  But in Luke 19:41-42, we read this:

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.”

Jesus wept because the people missed it.  Actually they missed Him.  Jesus knew that even though they were cheering Him, they didn’t understand what He was about.  He knew not only what was going to happen to Him in just a matter of days at the hands of these same people.  He also knew what was going to happen to the city of Jerusalem.

One of the challenges of the message is to question whether we sometimes miss Jesus.  Even as we approach Easter, do we miss Jesus?

You can watch Dale’s message here.