What Does Jesus See?

We use the phrase that "the Lord is looking down upon us". I suppose that's correct, but it's not as though He is sitting on a cloud with a pair of binoculars. He is with us, in us, and there is no thought we have or deed we do that He is not aware of.

Jesus wept as He looked over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41-44). It was not because He was focusing His physical eyes on something horrible at that moment, but because he knew what would happen to that city and its inhabitants about 30 years later when the Roman army overtook it.

Does He "look down" and weep over us, over how we live? Does He see us as sheep without a shepherd like those who are lost in the world? Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and He "looks down" (always with us seeing all), and He knows us, He knows more than the fact that we are His sheep, He knows every thought and deed of our hearts as well.

We are commanded to be full of good deeds, question is, are we? Do we understand what that entails? John 9:4 helps us, "I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work". This would certainly entail doing physical good deeds towards others, but also our obedience to His will in submission to His teachings about salvation.

He wants us to pursue His intention for our lives, not some fabrication or alternative plan that makes us feel warm and fuzzy. He came to do His Father's will, and we are here to do His will.

If we are indeed in Him, we are filled with His Spirit and we pray that our condition today is one where He has nothing to weep over as Satan and his army stand outside our gates. We know sometimes we commit sin that must make Him horribly upset with us. Let us always remember, "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit." (Gal 5:25) Let us be full of good works, let us draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us. Let us give Jesus nothing to weep over!