Luke 19:1-6 – He Sought To See Jesus

Luke 19:1-6
And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
5 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.
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

-Most of us know the story of Zacchaeus who climbed a tree because he wanted to see Jesus.  Jesus came to Zacchaeus and changed his life all because He stopped and looked up to see who was looking for Him.  How often do we take time out of our busy days to look for God’s plan in our lives?  We can’t possibly be as busy as God and yet many of us can’t be bothered to stop and look around; we put our heads down and barrel through our to-do lists and all the while miss out on things of eternal merit.  Combat this tendency by remembering three questions:  1) Where would Zacchaeus be right now if Jesus hadn’t taken the time to look up?  2) Where would we all be right now if God hadn’t taken the time to look at humanity?  3) What happens to us if we aren’t looking when the Lord passes our way?

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