Scripture:     Luke (NIV) 19:4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.

5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately.  I must stay at your house today.”
6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. 

Observation:   It was a big thing that Jesus was coming through his town.  Zacchaeus acted like it was a big thing. Here was the One who opened blind eyes, made the lame to walk, fed 5000 people and even raised the dead!  This was a big thing.  Zacchaeus climbed a tree to make sure he would be able to see Jesus.   And when Jesus stopped and invited himself to Zacchaeus’ house, he welcomed Jesus joyfully.  He treated Jesus like a most important guest.  This was a big thing!      

Application:   If it was a big thing to Zacchaeus that Jesus was passing by, it should be a MUCH BIGGER thing that Jesus died for my sins, rose from the dead, forgives my sins, and now chooses to live inside me!!!  Wow!  That is a BIG thing!   What Zacchaeus thought about Jesus could be seen in his actions.  What I think about Jesus should be seen in my actions!      

Prayer:   Lord, It is a BIG thing that you live in me.  I dedicate my life to live for you.  Today, may you be seen in all I say and do.  Amen 

Pastor Leon
Making friends for time and eternity!