“You Were Not Willing”
Lord Jesus, how can we not be drawn to you by your indescribably great love and compassion?
And yet, we so often would rather go our own way than live in your grace.
Forgive us. Help us. Don’t give up on us.
We know that you want to gather us, to hold us, and to protect us.
Help us to let you.
“‘Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! See, your house is left to you, desolate. For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.”’” (Matthew 23:37-39)