Luke 19:41-44 (NLT)
41 But as they came closer to Jerusalem and Jesus saw the city ahead, he began to cry. 42 "I wish that even today you would find the way of peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from you. 43 Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you. 44 They will crush you to the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you have rejected the opportunity God offered you."

As Jesus was heading toward the city of Jerusalem he cried for the city knowing that it would one day lay in ruin. The Bible always shows the tenderness of Jesus and His compassion. Hidden from Jerusalem is the way of peace, because they have rejected what God has offered them.

Luke 8:4-8 says, “One day Jesus told this story to a large crowd that had gathered from many towns to hear him: ‘A farmer went out to plant some seed. As he scattered it across his field, some seed fell on a footpath, where it was stepped on, and the birds came and ate it. Other seed fell on shallow soil with underlying rock. This seed began to grow, but soon it withered and died for lack of moisture. Other seed fell among thorns that shot up and choked out the tender blades. Still other seed fell on fertile soil. This seed grew and produced a crop one hundred times as much as had been planted.’ When he had said this, he called out, ‘Anyone who is willing to hear should listen and understand!’” Jesus is talking about the seed of salvation. For some it never takes root in their life and they perish. For others it starts to grow, but they loose their enthusiasm and it withers. Some will accept salvation and then the pleasures of the world come along and start to choke out the joy of salvation just like weeds choking out a good crop. But for some they have taken what God has offered and allowed it to grow and develop. They allowed God’s will to flourish in way that brought them peace and grace. Are you allowing the salvation of Christ to grow in your life to bring you peace and joy? Don’t let the world choke out what God has intended for your life. Pray for God’s will daily in your life. Ask that His desires might be made known to you. Pray for a daily renewing of thought and transformation that you may be more like Him.