August 19, 2022 - Luke 19-21
Zaccheus could not see Jesus because of the crowd. Not only would he have been pushed to the back, but he was a small man. So, he ran ahead, found a tree along the way Jesus would walk, climbed it, and waited. He wanted to see Jesus. He really, really wanted to see Jesus. And so, he found a way. Isn’t that how it is with anyone who wants to see Jesus? That person will find a way. And, after all, the Savior is not hard to find. The only reason a person will not see Jesus and have him as Savior is that that person refuses to look for Jesus. But for those who look, for those who search, they will find.
Is there a heart that is waiting,
Longing for pardon today?
Hear the glad message proclaiming
Jesus is passing this way.
Is there a heart that has wandered?
Come with thy burden today;
Mercy is tenderly pleading,
Jesus is passing this way. -- Fanny Crosby (19th century)