devotional post # 2077
Luk 23:26 And as they led him off, they grabbed one Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it behind Jesus.
Luk 23:27 And a large crowd there followed him, consisting of the local people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him.
Luk 23:28 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not cry for me, but cry for yourselves and for your children.
Luk 23:29 Because notice, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Fortunate are the barren and the uteruses that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’
Luk 23:30 At that time they will start saying to the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’
Luk 23:31 Because if they do these things when the wood is green, what will happen when it is dry?”
dry wood calamity
Jesus warned of a great calamity that would come upon Jerusalem in the future. It is difficult to say which calamity he had in mind. He may have been referring to the destruction of Jerusalem he predicted that would take place within a generation – 70 AD. Or, he may have been looking further into the future to the WWII holocaust. Either way, his point was that the choices made by his generation would come back to them in the form of unspeakable tragedy.
LORD, help us to make choices today which will bless us and our descendants tomorrow.