PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 13:31-35
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“How often I have longed to gather your children… and you were not willing. ” (Luke 13:34)
Have you ever been deeply concerned for someone you love?
You desperately want to help them but you can’t because they don’t want help.
Their addicted to something or making harmful choices, yet refuse to change.
They are on a collision course with misery, but will not slow down.
Jesus wants to help us (God’s children), but we are not willing.
“I will keep on… I will reach my goal… I must press on…” (Luke 13:32-33)
Jesus is determined, no opposition from religious leaders or from Herod, will hold him back.
He will go all the way to suffering, and even death, to get us back.
He’s desperate, he’s frustrated, but he will not give up.
He feels that way for your loved one, and he feels that way for you and me.
It’s humbling to know he feels this way about me.
It’s encouraging to know he feels this way about my loved one.
Do I sense the ways he keeps on and presses on to bring my to his desired goal?
Can I trust that he us doing the same for that someone I love?
Lord, thank you for not giving up on me, and on _____. May we both sense your passionate pursuit, and may they especially find joy by be willing to receiving you love.