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: I don’t know about you, but as far me, I don’t like sitting in the back. I like to be up front so I can see what is going on. I just don’t like those distractions that are in front of me if I am in the back. I want a clear view. The Bible says that Zacchaeus was little in stature. He wasn’t tall. Others crowded him out. But he wanted to see Jesus. And so to accomplish his desire, he climbed up into a sycamore tree so that he could see Jesus as He passed by. But to his surprise, Jesus called him out of the tree and went to his house. Isn’t it amazing that if you want to see Jesus, He will make a way for you to see Him? He knows all of our lives and where we are and our desires. We don’t have to climb a tree to see Him, just get out front in worship and He’ll meet you there every time.
Sing: I came to Jesus weary, worn, and sad, He took my sins away, He took my sins away, and now His love has made my heart so glad, He took my sins away.
Thought For Today: Get out front and Jesus will see you.