Don’t miss the opportunity

What is Jesus saying personally to me today- Don’t miss the opportunity

he shed tears over it
and all because you did not recognise your opportunity when God offered it!’

This says two things for me, one, it illustrates the humanity of Jesus through His emotions of sadness and shedding of tears and secondly, don’t miss the opportunity to experience of peace. Jesus is the peace, perfect peace and perfect humanness of which is the complete offer for us to have a personal encounter. It doesn’t matter if we don’t complete understand this but why would you miss it in case it was true.

Thank you for speaking to me Jesus

How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today

On this day when I have to attend a funeral of a close family member I feel encouraged by the humanness and peaceful offer of Jesus. It will be ok to cry, Jesus cried for many including an entire city and friends like Lazarus. Today I accept my sadness and will walk the day with Jesus seeing him holding my heart and hand, what an opportunity!

Prayer:

Lord,
Walk with me today
Hold me close in every way.
Your peace I seek, it is You I seek
Amen

Luke 19:41-44

As Jesus drew near Jerusalem and came in sight of the city he shed tears over it and said, ‘If you in your turn had only understood on this day the message of peace! But, alas, it is hidden from your eyes! Yes, a time is coming when your enemies will raise fortifications all round you, when they will encircle you and hem you in on every side; they will dash you and the children inside your walls to the ground; they will leave not one stone standing on another within you – and all because you did not recognise your opportunity when God offered it!’