Hope Is Our Word

Hope Is Our Word

Luke 13:31-35, Psalm 27

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, we’ve heard this lament so many times. It’s a very common text for us. It sounds like Jesus is condemning Jerusalem because it’s the city that kills the prophet. It was known that Herod was a vicious ruler, but how often do we hear the part where Jesus says, “I want to gather all of you like a mother hen gathers her chicks, to protect you.”