Our scripture this week is Luke 19:1-10.

When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
Luke 19:5-6

Jesus is out looking for those who need His love and forgiveness most. Sometimes those around Him didn’t understand why He chose certain people. In today’s passage, He singles out Zacchaeus, the chief tax collector.

There is a process that is apparent in most stories of Jesus healing, and this one is no different. Jesus reaches out to Zacchaeus and he responds by welcoming Jesus into his home. Accepting Jesus and welcoming Him into our lives is the first step.

So how does this relate to us? Maybe you weren’t in a sycamore tree as Zacchaeus was, maybe you weren’t even aware, but Jesus asks us all if He may come to our homes today and every day. When we open the door to Him, our lives can never be the same again.

Loving Lord, we are in need of Your saving grace. Grant that we may receive it, and go to share it with all our brothers and sisters. Amen.

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