Thursday, September 11, 2008

Luke 19:1-10

Have you ever thought about how Jesus didn't pass through anywhere and not get involved. I wonder how the disciples felt about that? I have been out with people that always seem to be busy talking to other people they run into and don't seem to have time for me. I know that is frustrating to me and so I wonder how the disciples felt when ever they went into a new town and people came up to Jesus and wanted Him all the time. To think that when they entered a town people would come and line the road just to get a glimpse of Him. They didn't go anywhere unnoticed. I mean Zacchaeus climbed a tree just to get a glimpse of Jesus. And then can you imagine the feelings he had when Jesus stopped under the tree, looked up and told him to come down because He was going to come over to his house. Wow. I know my heart would have been pounding really hard with excitement and probably some concern too. Now, here is Jesus sitting in Zacchaeus's home, I can't imagine what was going through his mind. To think that Zacchaeus was inviting Jesus to come and take a load off and in his house sat the very one who could take away all his troubles. I think that is pretty amazing! Then Zacchaeus told the Lord he was going to give half of his stuff away to the poor and if he cheated anyone he would pay them back four times the amount. I think that is so cool how he was willing and eager to do what he knew in his heart was the right thing to do. There seemed to be no resistance on his part. I know that is hard for me sometimes to do what the Spirit asks me to do the moment He asks me to do it, but I get encouragement from Zacchaeus this morning.


Bill and Christina said...

The stronger you grow the easier it will become to obey right away. When you become comfortable with who you are in Christ. You have grown so much this year and will continue to grow so much more in time to come.

Katy said...

I love the song that goes with this passage..thank you for bringing it to mind.. =)