Luke 19:4 (KJV) 4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
Zacchaeus’ smallness didn’t deter him from seeing Jesus. He found a way. He used his mind; He used his legs; he used his strength; he used time; he used the tree; he used knowledge available.
There’s no greater desire and sight than Jesus—wanting Him, “seeing” Him, “finding” Him, knowing Him. And I love the fact that there’s nothing that can stop us from having a personal, loving, saving experience and relationship with Him. There are challenges; there are hurdles; there are deterrents, but God has given us everything we need for life and godliness—especially everything needed for our salvation.
Dear God, thank You for doing everything You can do to save us—even “passing” this earth-way through the person of Your precious Son—our Lord Jesus Who so lovingly and willingly gave His life for us to redeem us from our old, past, lost lives. Help us not to find excuses but to find ways so we will continue drawing nearer to You and experiencing all the glorious changes and blessings of being more intimate with You and being more like You.