Luke 23:28–31 (NKJV)
28But Jesus, turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.
29For indeed the days are coming in which they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren, wombs that never bore, and breasts which never nursed!’
30Then they will begin ‘to say to the mountains, “Fall on us!” and to the hills, “Cover us!” ’
31For if they do these things in the green wood, what will be done in the dry?”
I A call to mourn
Ezekiel 9:4 (NKJV)
4and the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.”
II The blessing of mourning
Matthew 5:4 (NKJV)
4Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
III A time to plead
Jeremiah 9:1 (NKJV)
1Oh, that my head were waters, And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people!