The Man Jesus Looked Up To

In Luke 19, we see Jesus passing through the city of Jericho on His journey to Jerusalem. While He is there, He comes into contact with man named Zacchaeus. In versus 2-4 we are told three interesting facts about Zacchaeus:

  1. He was small in stature
  2. He was a chief tax collector (and he was rich)
  3. He really wanted to see Jesus

As you may recall, because Zacchaeus was short, he had to climb a tree in order to catch a gimps of the Great Teacher. (You may also recall that the people who knew Zacchaeus were not impressed by him because he was the “sinner” who had gotten rich by taking their money.)

Yet we read these marvelous words in Luke 19:5:

And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.’

When Jesus looks for someone to spend time with, He does not look for tall, handsome people. He does not look for people with prestigious jobs and lots of talent. He looks for people who are looking for Him.

If you haven’t already, I urge you to “turn your eyes upon Jesus.”
If you have, keep “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” (Titus 2:13)

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