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Daily Devotional for June 16


June 16                                                             Luke 19:41-48

Jesus begins the last leg of his journey toward the cross as he
enters Jerusalem. His ministry is almost complete. But just
before he enters the city, Jesus weeps. He predicts the destruc-
tion of Jersualem: "...they will not leave one stone upon
another in you; because you did not know the time of your

Jerusalem was in fact reduced to rubble by invading armies
several decades later, and the resulting desolation was so
widespread that the nation of Israel never fully recovered. But
there is something more here than the fulfillment of a
prophecy, something that speaks to us today.

Jesus wept not [only] for the destroyed buildings, but for those who
did not recognize the coming of Christ. Jesus wept for all those
who could not see the transforming power of God's love. Jesus
wept for those who had closed the door against God and did
not see how little it would take to open it. Jesus wept not just
for the city of Jerusalem, but for us and our world today.

Jesus is longing to come into your life more fully today. Bring
Christ into your heart in a special way during the moments
of your day. Open yourself to the powerful ways God wants
to work in your life. Let Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem
be a joyful journey toward a closer relationship with you.

From The Road to Emmaus - An inclusive devotional Edited by Joseph W. Houle

Emmaus House of Prayer - Washington D.C.198

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