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
During the last few days, before His death, Jesus entered back into Jerusalem. As He was entering many people were praising Him and excited about His return to Jerusalem. Jesus wept over the city, because He knew what was going to happen and that the people could not see it coming. It was now to the point that the path to peace would be hidden from their sight.
Things that can work best are sometimes very simple and right in plain sight. However, because of the simplicity of it, many people do not see it. They refuse to open their eyes and see the signs that are right in front of them.
There are many who suddenly find that they have a late stage cancer in their body. It is late because they ignored the physical signs that were beginning to show. The did not see what would bring peace to their body early enough.
People are always looking for and desiring peace. As people read or watch the news, all they see is violence, war, or destruction. There is very little peace being seen.
While this is occurring, there are believers going around speaking how a person can have true peace. True peace can only be found in Jesus. Jesus is God, and God is Love. When a person knows true love, he will be at peace. That peace will be with himself, with God and with others. Without Jesus a person cannot know any peace.
The peace that Jesus brings is a peace that the world cannot see or enjoy without Him.
Today that peace is available to you and everyone else. It is laid out before you in scripture and the testimony of others.
You have a choice to make. Do you want that peace?
You can ignore the information given you about how to gain that peace. Eventually it will be too late to ever gain that peace. It will become hidden for all eternity.
Or you can choose to accept that peace into your life. Once you gain that peace, only you can give it up. It will be yours for eternity.
Don’t close your eyes to God’s peace for you.
I pray today that you will know the peace Jesus brings you; that you will not turn away from Jesus; that you will keep your eyes open for Jesus; and that you will know Jesus as your Savior.