As I read and thought about these words of Jesus from Luke 19:42-44, I thought about Jesus weeping. Not too long before this event, he wept as he ministered to Mary and Martha who were mourning the death of their brother Lazarus.
Then I wondered to myself, "Why does the Bible never record Jesus laughing?" I'm sure He must have! His disciples said some pretty funny things! And Jesus certainly showed a sense of humor in how He cagily answered His critics. But I wonder if He ever just let out a big belly laugh--like I did this past week when one of my friends hit a wrong button on facebook while confirming a friend and went on record as being MARRIED to her friend!
I guess one day I won't wonder any more. Until then, I may have to content myself with looking at man-made pictures of Jesus laughing such as can be seen here.... Meanwhile, I can be thoughtful and careful to "recognize" the time of God's coming to ME. His still, small voice...His generous grace..His gentle and loving commands. Missing these STILL grieves the heart of Jesus!