To seek and to save
Too often, especially of Christians, we tend to be judgmental of others. We sometimes see others as vile and feel we are in a better class than they are, or will have our own special place in Heaven. We are all guilty. 'For there is no respect of persons with God.' (Romans 2:11)
Zacchaeus was a rich man who wanted to see Jesus for himself so he climbed up in a tree to witness his coming. Jesus told him to come down so he could stay at his house. Others were jealous and could not understand why Jesus would have anything to do with this sinner. Zacchaeus wanted to make restitution for the wrongs that he committed. Jesus said, 'This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.' (St. Luke 19:9-10)
We should thank Jesus for seeking and saving us and teaching others about his saving grace!
~ PMC Chaplain Stephen Thacker may be reached at 606-218-3969.