March 26, 2012
What would you do to see Jesus? Would you risk looking foolish in order to simply catch a glimpse of him? Zacchaeus was willing to do whatever it took to see Jesus. This rich man ran through the crowded streets trying to catch a glimpse of the man people were calling the Messiah. Finding himself too short to see over the crowd (and that the crowd was probably too ornery to let this tax collecting “sinner” through), Zaccheaus ran ahead and climbed a tree so he could be sure he’d see Jesus. Only, when Jesus finally made his way down the road, the first thing Zaccheaus discovered was that seeing Jesus is never enough.