Zacchaeus was a wee little man
And a wee little man was he
He climbed up in a sycamore tree
For the Lord he wanted to see
And as the Savior passed that way
He looked up in that tree
And He said, “Zacchaeus, you come down!
For I’m going to your house today
For I’m going to your house to stay”
See if this works for you. Zacchaeus as a wee little man was a man of humility. It is in his humility that Jesus draws close, acknowledging the condition of Zacchaeus heart.
Zacchaeus climbs in a tree. He in his humility is positioned above the crowd and noise of life. He has taken the initiative to find a vantage point to see Jesus. He does not let obstacles obstruct his view or actions. He wants to see Jesus and takes steps to make it happen.
Jesus in His sovereignty passes by Zacchaeus knowing he is waiting to see Him. Jesus with a smile on His face, tells Zacchaeus to come down from his isolated perch and join Him in communion.
It is Jesus that knows the heart of Zacchaeus and announces He is going to the house of Zacchaeus with plans to stay. Zacchaeus may have unknowingly hosted one of the 1st organic home churches. WOW!
In a nutshell… as best I understand it today, a focus on Jesus requires humility, a desire to see Jesus, an active positioning to see Jesus, a knowledge of what to look for in order to focus on Jesus and a willingness to take Him home.
Jesus will be there in the process from beginning to end.
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