Thus says the Lord:
I will pour out on the house of David
and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem
a spirit of grace and petition;
and they shall look on him whom they have pierced,
and they shall mourn for him as one mourns for an only son,
and they shall grieve over him as one grieves over a firstborn.
On that day the mourning in Jerusalem shall be as great
as the mourning of Hadadrimmon in the plain of Megiddo. (Zec 12:10-11)
A true mark of a believer is the acknowledgement that the sins we have committed have put our Lord, Jesus Christ, on the cross. Without our sins, there would have been no reason for Jesus to have to suffer and die.
Many people go through life, unfortunately, blind to the consequences of their sin.
They fail to realize that their sins truly hurt other people, hurt themselves, and hurt the Lord.
When we realize that our sins not only grieve but hurt our Lord, we become repentant and seek His mercy and forgiveness.
FAITH ACTION: Let us do what we can to atone for our sins, to ask God for forgiveness, and to do whatever we can to repair the harm we may have done to ourselves, others, and the Lord.