"Bless the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in highest heaven!" (Luke 19:38; NLT)
Why does Jesus cry? Jesus cries because He sees a city full of people, representing a nation full of people, and He knows their fate. Especially those leaving in Jesursalem. They would die horrible deaths at the hands of the Romans. The holy city would be turn down and the temple destoryed. Jesus says this:
"They will crush you to the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you have rejected the opportunity God offered you" (Luke 19:44, NLT).Jesus sobs because the horrible reality that awaits the citizens of Jerusalem.
Have you ever sobbed for people because the horrible reality that awaits them apart from Jesus? There is no law that can be passed, no program that can be implemented, and no amount of money that can save people from Hell. My heart constantly breaks for the citizens of our nation because they are slaves to sin, their lives are being stolen and destoryed (John 10:10) and the only thing they have to look forward to is more misery.
Being a disciple of Jesus means to care about the things and people Jesus cared about. If Jesus cared about the lost don't you think we should to? Jesus went to the Cross, what are you doing?