Wee little man

I remember singing this song in the children's church. 

Zacchaeus was a wee little man

And a wee little man was he

He climbed up in a sycamore tree

For the Lord he wanted to see

And when the Savior passed that way

He looked up in the tree

And said, 'Zacchaeus, you come down!

For I'm going to your house today

For I'm going to your house today!'

Zacchaeus was a wee little man

But a happy man was he

For he had seen the Lord that day

And a happy man was he;

And a very happy man was he

In Luke 19:1-10 (NLT), we find Zacchaeus, a wealthy tax collector, transformed from a heart of greed and corruption to one of generosity and compassion. 

Zacchaeus could not see Jesus because of his short stature. So he climbs a tree. This act of climbing a tree symbolizes his willingness to go to great lengths to encounter Jesus.

What will you do to encounter your Savior, Healer, Deliverer, Provider, Leader, and Hope? 

Our temptation is to do the "churchy thing" everyone else does, hoping it is good enough. The problem is, it isn't.  

You watch other followers of Jesus and see their passion, service, and life that impacts your life - but you don't know what they had to do to get there. 

What trees did they have to climb?  

Let me know in the comments below what lengths you've had to go through to encounter Jesus. You may encourage someone today through your story.  

Dear Jesus, help me to encounter You in a new and wonderful way today. AMEN. 

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