But the king covered his face, and the king cried out with a loud voice, ‘O my son Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my son!’ ~ II Samuel 19:4
II Samuel 18:24-19:1-4
Although at first sight it looks absurd that David would so cry and mourn for the death of a son who committed high treason, mutiny and rebellion against him and the crown; especially considering that he had not taken time to appreciate the gallantry of his soldiers who put themselves at risk for his honor, in order to crush the rebellion.
However, when one looks at the depth of his pain and the manner in which he moaned, groaned and bewailed Absalom, one begins to learn something deeper. David cried, “Where is my son? He is dead; and he died in sin as a sinner, I fear he is lost forever. What remedy is there for you my son? You fate is forever sealed, oh Absalom my son!”
Now David begins to picture Jesus, the everlasting and loving Father – how He weeps over every sinner that dies in sin, without assurance of eternity with Him. At that time, His shepherds’s heart makes Him like David, to take no cognizance of the ’99’ who have no need for repentance, and weeps for the ‘one’ that is lost.
I can hear Him weepingly say, ‘Bayo, my son… Susan, my daughter, Jenny my dearest, I died for you… why… gone forever?’
John 3:16-17, Luke 15:1-10 & 2 Peter 3:9.
Ask that God will give you the same compassion and concern for His unsaved ‘children,’ that you might do something about their eternal destinies, before they pass on to a Christ-less eternity.