From my reading in Luke 19:1-27 in the One Year New Testament.
Jesus came to the town of Jericho and met a man named Zacchaeus who was a crooked tax collector.
He had become very wealthy by skimming profits off the top of what people actually owed to the government.
Jesus saw Zacchaeus up in a tree, and invited himself over.
Jesus went to Zacchaeus’ house and was for spending time with a “notorious sinner”.
In Christ’s presence Zacchaeus showed his repentance by vowing to give half of his wealth to the poor and pay back those he cheat four times as much as he owed!
“Jesus responded, Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Luke 19:9–10
Jesus came to seek and save the lost.
Jesus sought Zacchaeus out and saved him. Jesus came to down to earth as a human and saved us through his sacrificial death on the cross.
Christ is still seeking and saving the lost through his Church.
We get to be a part of his life saving mission by spending time with the lost and inviting them into God’s family. One of the best way we can serve Christ is to help other’s find him.
I am so grateful that Jesus come to seek and save sinners like me and Zacchaeus!
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