Monday, July 29, 2013

{Minute Meditation} A Lesson from Zacchaeus

Some days I find myself standing in the midst of an emotional crowd. My thoughts are everywhere. Distractions are many. I feel claustrophobic, like everyone is pressing in on me, and I can't get out. I want to run away and hide. I can't seem to see Jesus through the crowd of life's demands.

Zacchaeus was a man of short stature. He worked as a chief tax collector, and he was rich. One would think he could stand in the front lines, having the wealth he did.

So why was he caught up in the crowd and unable to see?

I can relate to him well. I'm not short. But when life becomes overwhelming, I have a difficult time seeing Jesus in it. Can you relate?

What are we going to do when daily life crowds Jesus out? Will we get caught up in the crowd and miss His passing? Or will we, like Zacchaeus, find a way to climb above it all and allow the Lord to see us?

Jesus needed a place to stay. He recognized that Zacchaeus had a heart for Him. Will you rise above your circumstances today and allow Jesus to take precedence in your heart?

1 comment:

  1. Love this and love the picture! How high is he? Did you climb another tree to take the photo? And can I Pin it?


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