Luke 19:5 (NLT) Zacchaeus undergoes a radical transformation. All you have to do is climb a tree.
5 "When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. "Zacchaeus!" he said. "Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today."
This verse teaches us the importance of humility and the willingness to acknowledge our shortcomings. Zacchaeus humbled himself by climbing a tree to see Jesus; in return, Jesus honored him with his presence.
Secondly, it underscores the transformative power of kindness and acceptance. Jesus' willingness to dine with Zacchaeus led to a profound change in the tax collector's heart. Zacchaeus repented of his sins and pledged to make amends for his wrongdoings.
Then, this verse illustrates Jesus' mission to seek and save the lost. He sought out individuals like Zacchaeus, demonstrating God's boundless love and forgiveness.
The question you need to ask yourself today is, are you looking for people like Zacchaeus?
Dear Jesus, help me to see those who need You the most today. AMEN