When Jesus noticed a child of God He didn’t notice the sin or condemn them or become a judgmental prude, He Loved them! He Loved them so much that they were drawn to Him, His Love from Above and the life that His Love gently calls them to. This is why after a fall is the best time to really see Jesus. God allows you to fall to see Love like never before!
“But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” – Luke 19:8-10
Zacchaeus has so many wonderful insights and lessons for the Grace-Full!
- God will allow His children to “go out on a limb” and even fall out of the tree just to see His Love for them! Finding Love is worth any risk – This is the Journey of Grace as many will lose everything to find and accept The One Thing that matters! Roll the spiritual dice – Its All worth it – Trust me! For the poor little rich Zacchaeus to have to climb the tree and even to be seen by a public that hated him took courage But he knew that this Love was worth the risk – in short he was hungry for acceptance!
- Whatever “defect” you were “born with” its Not a defect to God – it’s a Gift from God! What a beautiful story we would have missed here had Zacchaeus been taller. Here is a great example of a man willing to risk his life possibly in order to find Uncompromising and Unconditional Love from Above! You were born Exactly the way and you are in Exactly the circumstance that God wants you to be in to learn and shine so BE IN IT! Be Here Now are the three most spiritual words I know after I started growing in Grace!
- There will always be a way provided for you to see Love from Above IF you are willing to make that your focus! The tree Zacchaeus climbed was placed there at the foundation of the world by The One Who made All things so that Zacchaeus could see Love! When you “search for “IT” with All your heart” you will find “IT” – the greatest challenge to Grace and Love is the grace and love that is spoken about in most churches which denominational grace – don’t settle for it – Keep searching for Unconditional Love!
- God’s Love and a life with God is NOT a legalistic checklist – it’s a Love Feast where your attention turns from yourself and focus on others! The Love from Above didn’t cause Zacchaeus to turn to the law – it caused Him to turn away from self and focus on providing others what they needed! God’s Love is a constant and consistently growing echo of giving that grows into a symphony of Peace for All who are touched by it!
In short Zacchaeus came to Christ as he was – in pain he didn’t know about and wasn’t aware of – to find that Only Love from Above can heal the impoverished little rich man. Zacchaeus had an imposter living inside as we all do that had to climb a tree and risk Everything to find Love that Only comes from God! May we All be so bold as to make the journey that Zacchaeus started that day!