They shall mourn for him

“And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn. Zechariah 12:10

God never forgets and always keeps His promises and this is especially true for His chosen people Israel. Yes most Jews missed out on the Messiah at His first coming but they will get another chance before His second coming. One needs to look at the Book of Revelations to see this coming acceptance by the Jewish people that Jesus is indeed the promised Messiah.

I can imagine that there will be much morning once they realize that Jesus was the Messiah. The man the priests and authorities had put to death by crucifixion was God’s anointed one. Just as God will give the Jews another chance to recognize Jesus so He gives all multiple chance to come to Him

With so many chances to see the truth then why do so many refuse to believe? Many have set their bar for believing so high that nothing will convince them of God’s existence. Even if God would appear to them and say “here I am”, they would come up with some naturalistic explanation. But whether or not we chose to believe in Jesus or deny Him we will all one day kneel before Him. At some time all will morn because of how we treated Jesus.

Every Easter I shed tears when I see depictions of the crucifixion. I have given up trying to stop the flow. I see an actor portray Jesus on the cross and all I can think is why? Why did He go through all that pain and agony for me? I think that should be me not Him. But I know the reason, He did it because He loves me and He loves you.

One day we will stand before Him and get to thank Him in person. Come Lord Jesus!

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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