And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. (Luke 19:1-10)
Today's Morsel: As I observe our world today, so many people seem to be friendless. I have had many people tell me that they are glad that I am in their life and I tell them likewise. I am so thankful for the men and woman in my life who are encouragers and steady supports to me. But many do not have that in their lives. They are despondent, lonely and hurting. Zacchaeus, by all indications, was friendless and lonely. He seemed to have no one who was his friend. But Jesus knew his hurt and his loneliness. When Jesus saw him in the tree and summoned him to come down, Zacchaeus was elated and repented of his wrong doings. You know, when you as a child of God allow your light to shine and go with you, when you come into the house of those who are doing wrong, they too will repent and begin to make things right with God. Remember, Jesus has sent us into the world to seek and to save that which is lost.
Sing: But if we are the body, why aren't His arms reaching? Why aren't His hands healing? Why aren't His words teaching? And if we are the body, why aren't His feet going? Why is His love not showing them there is a way? There is a way.