33 “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? 34 Therefore I am sending you prophets and sages and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. 35 And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. 36 Truly I tell you, all this will come on this generation.
37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 38 Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”
Church of God of Exeter – Exeter CA
Observation: The Father is sending signs and messengers to His people. He longs to be close to His people; to gather them together for protection and nurturing. In spite of His unrequited love, He still sends His best and keeps His heart wide open toward His children.
Action: Today I choose to respond with my Father’s heart. I will give my best toward those I come into contact (even those who have hurt or rejected me before), and I will keep my heart wide open toward my friends and family who have not yet responded to my Father’s call to them.