Week of July 20, 2018
“And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” Luke 19:5(NKJV)
We live in a large world and it is easy for us to feel that we are just insignificant specks in the midst of a multitude of people. Our world tends to depersonalize us but remember that God loves us in specific ways that are particular to us.
Great crowds of people had come to see Jesus as he travelled through the land and the Bible tells us that one particular person was a not so tall man named Zacchaeus. Since his height prevented him from seeing Jesus through the crowd he climbed up into a nearby tree to get a better view of Him as he approached. When Jesus passed by the tree that Zacchaeus climbed, he stopped, looked up at Zacchaeus, and spoke directly to him.
Jesus will relate to you in ways that are unique to you. He knows your past and He knows what you will face in the future. Now because He knows everything about you, His word will perfectly fit the circumstances of your life. God will personalize His word to you. Take comfort in knowing that you have not been lost in the crowd.
God Bless, Pastor Rick