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 19:41-42 NIV
The Weeping Wall is a set of cliffs, approximately 1000 feet high, located at the western base of Cirrus Mountain alongside Highway 93 (Icefields Parkway) in northern Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, just south of the boundary with Jasper National Park. In spring and summer, the faces of the cliffs are usually covered with a series of cascading waterfalls. In winter, the waterfalls freeze into towering pillars of ice and become a well-known site for ice climbing.
In the story of the first Palm Sunday, we are told how the people reacted to the arrival of Jesus. There was much joy and praise as He rode through the crowds on the back of a donkey. We don’t get a sense of Jesus’ emotions until we get to the end of the parade. Luke 19:41-42 tells us: “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.’” We don’t often see Jesus weeping – He does at the tomb of his friend Lazarus and He does here, as He approaches Jerusalem, knowing that within a few days he would pay the price for our peace by dying in our place on the Golgotha cross. The crowd loved Him for His healing and His teaching. But they would not be with Him as He laid down His life to them. They would not follow Him to the Cross. The peace that Jesus offers comes only through His death. As we walk through Holy Week, let’s follow Him all the way to the Cross. Don’t let Jesus weep over you.
These have been words from the heart.