he saw the city


"he drew near and saw the city" - Luke 19:41 


In this passage there are a couple references that let us know that Jesus had knowledge that was divinely inspired. Some of it seemed almost trivial; the fact that Zacchaeus was in a tree. Some was instructional; his instructions on where to find the colt, and what to say to the owner. But some of it, I think he may have wished he couldn't see.

He could see the city of Jerusalem as it was then, but he also saw the future of that city and the ruin that would come to it. Jesus saw the suffering, the pain, and the chaos that was to come.

We could wonder all we want about trying to know what Jesus knows, to be able to see what he sees. But perhaps it should just be enough to know that He sees our lives. He knows the past, present, and future. And he knows what my story line is in the grand story of history.

Jesus, may I trust you with my plans, my desires, my dreams, my fears, and my life. Thank you for knowing me at each step of the way. It's comforting to know that someone knows what I'm going through, what I've been through, and what I'll face even if I do not.