Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
There are two wills at work here in creation, God’s will and man’s will. God’s will is that there would be harmony in his creation, that we would love one another. Man’s will has brought about what we experience daily. We are subject to man’s will because God gave us free will. We each one get to choose. The ultimate goal is that we would, of our own free will, choose God’s will.
In Matthew 23:37 Jesus says, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.”
I am in tears as I hear the heart of God in these words. How much the words, “but you were not willing,” sting my heart.