In the sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 23:26-31), Jesus leaves Pilate’s judgment hall and moves toward the cross. The focal point is Jesus’ conversation is his interaction with a group of women who followed him through the streets of Jerusalem, weeping as they went. He told them that their tears were misplaced. Instead of crying for him, they should weep for themselves and for their children. It was a warning of coming judgment on those who rejected him. In the midst of these dark circumstances, we find evidence of God’s gracious providence at work.