Who is Zacchaeus?Chief Tax CollectorRich ManA Short ManHe climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus.
Jesus is also telling to us…“Come down! I want to stay in your house today.”
Do I see Zacchaeus in me?What is the sycamore tree in my life?The Lord is inviting me to come down from my sycamore tree.The Lord would like to meet me on the ground.
What was the response of Zacchaeus?He came down quickly.He welcomed Jesus with great joy.Zacchaeus said, “Sir, I will give half of my belongings to the poor, and if I have cheated anyone, I will pay him back four times as much.”
Jesus is the Light.To come to the Light is to see our true selves, our sinfulness.Zacchaeus admitted his sinfulness.Zacchaeus felt the love of Jesus.He was inspired to leave his old sinful life and start a new life.
Today, we live in a godless world.No more sense of sin.No more fear of God.
First Call ~ Universal CallRepentance: Sorrow for sinsConversion: Turn away from sinNew Life: Follow ChristHoliness: Living in the grace of God.
For Personal Reflections:How did I experience the coming of Jesus in my life?What is my sycamore tree?What are the things that God is asking me to give up?