Mercy Over All!
And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham.
For the Son of Man came to seek and save the lost.”
Jesus is present to everyone who seeks Him, and this is what we find in our friend Zacchaeus! We can assume many people would avoid him. Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector, and because of this, he was a wealthy person, and unliked because he collected money for Roman Empire, the occupation forces over Judea.
Zaccheaus had everything the world could offer him, but that was not enough for him! And that is not enough for us either!
Zacchaeus also had another obstacle other than be hated for his occupation, he was short in stature. But thanks be to God, God provided a tool that was present before Zacchaeus knew he needed it, a tree to climb, and used it to get the attention of Jesus! Jesus saw him, loved him, and gave us an example of how to be saved!
Jesus is always present to us, we must let go of whatever other people think of us, and our own limitations that may get in the way with our relationship with the Lord!
Jesus will say to us, what He said to Zacchaeus, “Salvation has come to this house!”.