BIBLE VERSE FOR SUNDAY
Sunday, December 15, 2019
THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATE
For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.
He was a traitor. As the chief tax collector for the Romans he represented greed and extortion. He was short in stature. Who was he? Luke 19 tells his story--how he sought o see Jesus, so he climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus as He passed by. When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and called him by name--"Zacchaeus." The people were incredulous, 'Doesn't Jesus know who he is?" They were so focused on the flaws of Zacchaeus , they failed to remember Who was in their presence-the One who called Zacchaeus by name.
Instead of seeing the generosity and love of Jesus in that moment, the crowd clung to their list of reasons why Zacchaeus should be disqualified from the attention and affection of God. It's easy to relate to that crowd. But when we focus on the failures of others, we miss seeing God's grace and love. God delights in drawing unlikely candidates to Himself and transforming them through His powerful presence.
Through his encounter with Jesus,greedy Zacchaes became generous Zacchaes. The once despised chief tax collector became a provider and helper to those in need. Are there unlikely candidate in your neighborhood who need to see Jesus? Help them come and meet the Savior.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will show out His Ultimate Love, Compassion and Comfort in good times and in times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you and will continue to walk with you, leading you down paths of righteousness until you come to be with Him in heaven. God bless you. I am praying for you in Jesus's Most Precious Name. Amen.