“So he ran on ahead and climbed up in a sycamore tree in
order to see Him, for He was about to pass that way.
And when Jesus reached the place, He looked up and said
to him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay
at your house today. “
Luke 19:4, 5
I read this passage of scripture during the weekend and was left
This story is so familiar but there is a deep truth in it.
We forget that Jesus never met Zacchaeus!
All Zacchaeus wanted to do was see Him. (Luke 19:3)
Zacchaeus was the chief tax collector. I highly doubt he
was a christian. (read Luke 19:7)
“What’s the deep truth”, you might be asking?
“And when Jesus reached the place, He looked up and said to
him, Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your
house today. ” (emphasis mine)
Jesus called Zacchaeus by name! He knew exactly who he
No one told Jesus who he was. He
didn’t research “top tax collectors in Jericho”! 🙂
That should give us hope friends.
Like Zacchaeus, your name is known. Jesus knows you!
There is no such thing as a statistic in God’s eyes. We are ALL
important and precious in His eyes!
You may have lived by another truth all your life but the real
truth is Jesus knows who you are by name! No matter who you are
He knows you. No matter the things you have done, He knows
you and longs for you to turn to Him!
Come to Him as you are.
Jesus came to save the people of the world.
A lot of people think He came to make the righteous
better but that’s not it. He came to save the world. He came
to save the lost.
The righteous are not better than everyone else. We are broken
people who realized we needed a Savior.
“And Jesus said to him, Today is [Messianic and spiritual]
salvation come to [all the members of] this household, since
Zacchaeus too is a [real spiritual] son of Abraham;
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save that which was
Luke 19:9, 10
Friend, remember this truth, He knows your name!