Day 14

He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today."—Luke 19:1-5

Today I want you to imagine that you are Zacchaeus. Just place yourself in his situation. His occupation was not well received. His position, without a doubt, was dispised. He was well-known but not well-loved. Add to this; he was not a commanding person due to his height.

Despite all this, he is still eager. He hears Jesus the Christ is coming. Therefore he runs ahead of everyone and positions himself in the best possible location to get a glance of Christ coming down his street. Thus he climbed this janky and awkward sycamore tree. Racing up the tree as high as he could, he catches his glimpse. "He is coming," he thinks to himself. Closer and closer, he comes until finally, he realizes he's going to get more than a glimpse. He is the lucky recipient of a face-to-face encounter with the God of all things. The man Zacchaeus was desperate to see desires to see him. For the first time in a long time, Zacchaeus feels love, acceptance, and invitation. And the resulting invite is astounding—Christ wants to spend time with him in his home. And he is emphatic—Christ must stay at his house today.

Fellas, Jesus is emphatic. His mission is to seek men out—men like you. Men who feel unloved, unaccepted, and uninvited. If you are that man, know that Christ wants to invade your life lovingly. So let Jesus take up residence with you.

DO THIS: Your Call To Act (C.T.A.) today is:

  • Share: below how this scripture and devotional has affected you today.
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327 thoughts on “Selected

  1. Vince Eible says:

    And the resulting invite is astounding—Christ wants to spend time with him in his home. And he is emphatic—Christ must stay at his house today.

  2. James Echelberger says:

    Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
    Revelation 3:20 ESV

  3. Kevin says:

    Jesus knows if we are willing to trust and follow him, even if our current position and stature does not line up with His way.

  4. Tommy says:

    The scripture has showed me even if your aren’t perfect if you believe in god and look to him you will be fine..

  5. Matthew Eisemann says:

    We all have, as humans, an innate need to feel loved, accepted, and forgiven for our last mistakes. This article and scripture is an awesome reminder of that. Despite our occupation, position in life, or our past, Christ is willing to embrace us with open arms.

  6. Taylor says:

    It helps me realize that I was broken and now I am made new. It gives me confidence to help others who think that God won’t love them because of what they have done.

  7. Sam says:

    I keep praying that I will truly believe that I am loved and will be forgiven for my many sins and shortcomings and I do believe that it is possible

  8. Jim Kroyer says:

    Zacchaeus had the desire and seized the opportunity get a strong does of the heart of Christ. The church does not give you the heart of Christ. The only way to get that is to individually encounter Jesus and desire to truly understand His heart. This will be a lifelong journey. The church can help us in that journey, but it is not the be all to end all solution. Like Zacchaeus, climb as high as you can in that tree to truly SEE Jesus for what He is – A heart guided by the Father of pure love.

  9. Nate Howell says:

    This scripture is so exciting! Fills my heart with so much joy as I am reminded of how amazing my God and Savior Jesus Christ is! Thank you Lord

  10. John Krumm says:

    The most despised and unrespected man was in need of compassion and love. Jesus, the epitome of God’s mission to share love, met the need of the man who no one seen any worth.

  11. Shawn says:

    A great reminder that he’s always there and ready to build a deeper relationship with me each and every day

  12. Rafael says:

    Jesus built his kingdom with flawed men. Murderers, liars, traitors etc and he knew they were. Wow! I pray to have an accepting spirit like than.

  13. Ken says:

    No matter your position in creation,
    If your hearts seeks Christ, He will receive you, and have you.

  14. Tom MacLeod says:

    It doesn’t matter how insignificant or how messed up your life is Jesus notices you and accepts you just as you are

  15. Brian says:

    On a day when I am feeling unlovable this devo comes in. My past sins want to pull me back but I will meditate on this and pray that it works it’s way into my heart.

  16. Jeff Falley says:

    This passage reminds Jesus came to love the unloved. I have felt this way before, totally lost, but Jesus found me.

  17. Troy Theye says:

    Jesus loves us all men here coming together with RESOLUTE and loving all individually for who we are.

  18. Eric says:

    Even when I go through seasons of feeling unloved, unaccepted, uninvited, I’m ok with it because I know I’m never alone.
    However, as many times as I have read/ heard this account, what distracted me all of a sudden was why did the author specifically state a sycamore tree…

  19. Yousif Artin says:

    This scripture reminds me how Jesus loves all people no matter our titles, lifestyles, etc.

  20. Steve says:

    Needing to feel loved, invited, wanted…that desire can only be wholly fulfilled by God and his love for me. I’ve been searching in all the wrong places, it’s now time to look to God ONLY!

    • Jesse Winger says:

      I struggle with that as well. People never seem to have time to fellowship or even talk to me or my family.
      Recently I have been challenged by the concept that I should be accepted by the church and that I need to have fulfilling relationships with those from the church. But this is not actually the correct mindset. The Church is not God and we cannot look to the Church for what can only truly comes in full from God. There is a bit of tension here though, since as the bride of Christ if the church is behaving in a way that is in line with its calling they will be the mode of God delivering his relationship and acceptance. But we should not be bitter is a church of broken people do not accept us. We must first look to God for fulfilling relationship and acceptance. Then give those things from God to the church. And then we may experience fellowship from the Church.

      It is a tough thing to think about and I am trying to understand it but the basics are the church is not God so we must not look to the church as the only way to receive what we ask for. We must to to God as the author of all good things exclusively and He will then choose how to meet your needs directly and through those who are committed to following His lead.

  21. Michael Mahony says:

    I am praying for my Mother, who spent her whole life wanting to be loved and never received it from her Mother and her failed marriages. She knows Jesus and prays to Him but I fear she still doesn’t know how much He loves her and has always been there for her. She is 90 now and may not get that answer till she’s in heaven.

  22. Bryan says:

    Despite my stumbles and mistakes, Jesus is always there to love me and encourage me. He invites me in even when I think I shouldn’t.

  23. Dennis James says:

    We all have the deep down need to feel accepted and loved. Looking at the scripture today just solidified that I am love and accepted by the one that truly matters.. King Jesus, Yeshua.

  24. Massimo says:

    I’ve been reminded this week that though we may not be loved, accepted, or invited by all people, we are always accepted by Jesus, and that’s the ‘all’ that really matters.

  25. Kevin Tucker says:

    Maybe Jesus was talking figuratively. maybe he meant he wanted to take residence inside Zacchaeus heart, i am so happy that Jesus is inside my heart as he has in countless others.

  26. GRod says:

    Even though Zacchaeus didn’t measure up in size or by what he chose for a profession. Jesus still chose him because he rose up above the crowd. I know that as a man I have to rise up in who God has called me to be. Even when others don’t think much of me, Jesus does. He says He must be part of my life. All I have to do is rise up.

  27. Loryn says:

    I love how no matter how small and insignificant people make you feel, or how we sometimes feel about ourselves, we are loved and cherished immensely.

  28. Ken Johnson says:

    I am special, a masterpiece in Jesus’ view of me. Fearfully and wonderfully made, despite how I feel about myself.

  29. Kevin Allex says:

    Jesus came to save the sinner. I try to imagine what it must have been like to have Jesus walk up to him, call him by name and want to go to his house. All the emotions that Zacchaeus must have had going on at one time.

  30. Coach says:

    It makes me think that maybe I have not been searching hard enough for God and that God is really looking for me if I just let myself be known to him.

  31. Cory B says:

    In a world so vast, He knows our name. Anyone of us could’ve climbed up that tree and Jesus would’ve known our needs and called us out by name. Awesome!!!

  32. NC says:

    Am I like Christ or am I like the world? Do I discount certain people based upon my perceived worth of them (their political beliefs, their lifestyle, their hobbies/occupation)? Lord, help me see my neighbor through your loving eyes.

  33. Joe says:

    I sometimes feel like that guy, unaffected due to some handicap, and it’s a. Good reminder in today’s reading Jesus wants to invade my life lovingly. Thank you Jesus

  34. Eddie Ackerman says:

    Jesus, unlike a lot of us men today, was EMPHATIC about his position. He sought out Zacchaeus, then stated His position of the FACT that He MUST spend the day at his house. He was not going to be persuaded otherwise, but He was not ashamed to publicly declare His intents, even if, and especially if, His mission was unpopular.

  35. Tom says:

    I am grateful Jesus called me 13 years ago. He has radically changed my life. We each can be changed if we listen to hear the Spirit calling.

  36. Lee says:

    Jesus will always meet you right where you, even when you least expect it and always gives so much more than you can ever expect.

  37. alex says:

    Being a short guy, these few passages always make me smile. It shows that God leaves no one behind. Even when we might think that He’s out of reach, He makes it happen.

  38. Fred says:

    What comfort to know that we have an open invitation from Jesus to spend time with him any time we want to.

  39. Gary Vosen says:

    I need to choose Jesus over worldly pleasures to medicate my emotional pains. For Jesus is the GREAT HEALER! Help me Lord to be spiritually healed.

  40. Alex Coon says:

    Up until I gave my life to God, I belonged nowhere else. I tried nearly every crowd but I didn’t feel I belonged. Upon learning Jesus was the Doctor that came for the sick and not the righteous, I knew I found my home in the clinic of God.

  41. Ryan says:

    In this season (marriage separation), I feel unloved, unaccepted, and uninvited by my wife. I realize Christ is and wants to invade my life. But I have trouble understanding how to allow that to happen

  42. Corey says:

    Zacchaeus knee his physical limitations so he put forth all the effort he knew how to do so that he could say he did his part! And…Jesus met him right where he was!
    To me this is faith and courage that if we do our part in Christ, He will fully do His💪

  43. Harvey Hansen says:

    We have a front row seat every day to see Jesus, all we have to do is take a few minutes to pray and his spirit will be in our site guiding us every day. His love for us is never ending.

  44. Ken McClatchey says:

    Jesus’ love for us is so pure and complete, regardless of poor life decisions or even terrible actions on our part in the past, He is seeking hearts that want relationship with Him.

  45. Joshua Archuleta says:

    Working with nothing but Spanish speaking individuals but only speaking English. Lord please help me to overcome the Awkwardness and to overcome this feeling of not being excepted.

  46. Steven Harden says:

    Jesus doesn’t do random. This was all part of the plan, just as accepting and caring for me is also. We are so blessed!

  47. Gerald Waddle says:

    No matter who you are or what you do there is always someone who loves you, Jesus. You can always turn to Him for the need of being loved.

  48. Brian Linn says:

    That no matter what job you have or popular or unpopular you are Jesus wants to spend time with you.

  49. Todd says:

    That Jesus seeks us out in the midst of our sin, our inadequacy, and our need for acceptance, and says I chose you and love you beyond all circumstances of this world.

  50. AZ says:

    What a great reminder of how we are loved. Sometimes I find myself going for weeks in end going through routine that I forget what that feels like.

  51. Brian says:

    It always hits me to think if we could see Gd in the flesh would I climb a tree to get a peek. Would I know Him and seek Him?
    Then I realize He seeks me everyday, loves me day by day.
    I got an email that the woman who just last week who was doing my quotes and placing orders died suddenly Wednesday night. Crazy. I just talked to her in Teams chat. She sounded like a believer but being on the east coast we did not talk often.
    She hopefully is seeing Jesus face to face.

  52. Steve says:

    This makes me feel better about myself when it seems like I’m being excluded from other groups or activities. I’m humbled and awed that the God of all things wants to spend time with me when others would exlude me!

  53. Charles Peter says:

    “For the first time in a long time, Zacchaeus feels love, acceptance, and invitation.”
    I remembered this sermon that Pastor Greg Berglund gave decades ago. Right in the middle of the sermon, he stops abruptly and says, “I feel that there is someone here that needs to hear this, Jesus loves you.” I have no clue what he said before or after that. However, I have trouble remembering any sermon. And, to think that I remember what he said decades ago, “Jesus loves you!” It very well may have been me that needed to hear it.
    It prompts me to think that I’m not the only one. Who do I know that may need that word. Who is it that needs to experience “…love, acceptance, and invitation.” Who can I love because He first loved me.

  54. Jeff says:

    Our God does not overlook the lost, downtrodden, or forlorn. He actually looks for us. You and me! Hallelujah! Praise God. Thank you Jesus.

  55. Chris says:

    It reminded me that even though my occupation may not be received well by some, I’m where I am because He put me there and He has my back

  56. Gary says:

    No matter who you are, or what our past is, Jesus wants to stay at my house. What a humbling thought.

  57. Kenneth says:

    Jesus loves us, not because of who we are but in spite of who we are, and that is an awesome feeling!!

  58. Eric says:

    Thankfully I don’t feel unloved or uninvited – However, there are times that I feel unworthy of God’s love. But then I stop myself and re-affirm that, that is only the Devil putting those thoughts in my mind and I’m ALWAYS loved and accepted by God even when I stumble. Thank you Lord for your unconditional love for me. How great is that!

  59. Jack Dellinger says:

    Just like Zacchaeus I have felt those negative feelings. For me the cure is in the parable of the prodigal son. The Father has issued a blanket invitation. When I move toward Him there is acceptance and love. I can only feel uninvited, unloved and unaccepted when I am moving away from my Father.

  60. Dave Benson says:

    At times I feel isolated or excluded especially in this season we’re in but how encouraging and comforting it is to know that Jesus has His eye on me. And He wants to spend time with me!

  61. Billy says:

    He looks for me as I am. He hangs with me every day. As I am. He sees my flaws and still pursues me. As I am.

  62. Michael Allan Brewer says:

    Being Ex-Gay it’s hard to believe sometimes that Christ would want me. This passage has me wondering about that.

    • Eric says:

      Michael – God’s promise is that when you turn your life over to him fully your slate is wiped clean. How great is that! WE are ALL guilty of sin regardless of the form but the blood of Jesus wipes that away so take comfort knowing God’s LOVE conquers all even in the times we feel we don’t deserve it.

      • Michael Allan Brewer says:

        Hi Eric, I know it’s just hard to believe sometimes. I’ve had so many Christians condemn me over the years.

  63. Tim O’Neal says:

    This scripture gives me a boost to know that despite the pressures of this world in being a man, God is not only calling me, he is pursuing me.

  64. David says:

    Even when sin is exposed in our lives ,we can see this as a terrible set back; but in reality it’s a blessing that a loving Father wants to bring to light our failures not for condemnation but help, healing and restoration

  65. Joel Walls says:

    I am so thankful that Jesus would come to me the same way he did Zacchaeus and stay with me and care for me and love me and save me. The salt brings a joy and a peace that can’t be found anywhere else!

  66. Bob Smotherman says:

    The tax collector was not loved by many “people”, but was loved and called out by Jesus…the one that matters

  67. Johnathan says:

    Just a reminder that no matter how down I may get in life, God is always there to lift me up if I just seek him.

  68. Collin Boggs says:

    Most of us have heard this story countless times, but I had never fully looked at it from Zaccheus’ perspective. He knows he’s a sinner which comes with guilt, and he’s hated by his own people which breeds loneliness, anger and resentment. Maybe he was more than curious to see Jesus – perhaps he already knew Jesus was his only hope. How Beautiful it is when you don’t have to search for hope, but when Hope Himself is walking right towards you.

  69. George says:

    The two way connection of this relationship. Zacchaeus made an effort and had a deep desire for Jesus and Jesus was there for him. Made me think how we must cultivate and make an effort every day for Jesus and we will not be disappointed.

  70. Mike says:

    In spite of my actions, in spite of my thoughts and words, Jesus wants to come to my house. What love He has for me!

  71. STEPHEN Donmoyer says:

    In reading the scripture. I feel a sense of belonging to which is exciting but humbling as well.

  72. SHELDON Bullard says:

    the fact that Jesus loves us the way we are, with all our short coming he want’s to befriend us, i am so grateful just as He called Zacchaeus, He ‘s called me to come and dine with Him.

    • Ben says:

      I need to pursue times to seek a glimpse of Christ. He is always looking for me – but there are times that I am not intentional in just trying to catch a glimpse of what he desires for me.

  73. Jeff says:

    If Christ wanted to have a relationship with someone like Zacchaeus, I have no doubt he wants the same with me.

  74. William Colvin says:

    There’s times when I feel unaccepted but through Gods love I know that I am accepted in his kingdom

  75. Tim Green says:

    To know that I am loved so deeply warms my heart and many times I dont feel accepted or wanted by anyone thank you for the word it’s great word to start my day on

    • SHELDON Bullard says:

      Hi Tim i think we all have days like this, i have kids i have kids and it seems like the only reason i am in their lives is to pay bills, there are times when we feel like no cares. But i just wanted to encourage you to lift your head up and to remember GOD LOVES AND CARES ABOUT YOU. be encourage

  76. Brandon says:

    Knowing that Jesus loves those who are not perfect, oftentimes overlooked, and hungry for more than the status quo is so wonderful and powerful to me. Jesus befriends and loves people like me.

  77. Dean says:

    We all have a need to feel loved, accepted, and invited by others. Christ offers these three things to all of us believers. I look forward to this daily devotional and being part of God’s Resolute Men’s Group.

  78. Walter says:

    God loves us all, no matter our place in life. Rich or poor, tax collector or sanitation engineer.

  79. Riichard says:

    It is awesome when the God of all creation comes and spends time in my house, listening to what I have to say, and then responding

  80. Michael McClain says:

    I’m finding that spending focused time with God each day through this and other devotionals is building the characteristics in me that He wants me to have and that I’ve been looking for.

  81. Denny says:

    I love that Jesus loves people the church rejected. I pray that today’s church would extend its arms wider and do the same.

  82. Peter says:

    “The man he was desperate to see desires to see him.”

    God is great, I love that line. Jesus is the hound of heaven who pursues us and always brings us lost sheep back into the fold

  83. Boyd says:

    I guess I don’t feel a deficit in feeling loved and accepted now days. I feel like I am treated pretty well by friends and family, and am just busy raising up 4 kids! Sometimes I think if you are just about work in the Kingdom, you don’t fixate on lots of strange analysis of yourself.

  84. Scott Hal says:

    As I work to lean into a young man’s life you just lost his brother to a drug overdose. I think he needs to know that there is a God that loves him, accepts him, and has an open invite for him. Nothing and no one on earth can compare.

  85. Steve Brown says:

    This passage, where Jesus said he “must” stay with Zacchaeus, reminds me that Jesus had a set plan that he followed. None of his choices were random. And from the foundation of the world, he planned to choose me, who was his enemy. It brings me to my knees in worship.

  86. Gary says:

    It reminds me that I am loved, even though I don’t feel loved at times. I battle repetitive sin everyday. Satan uses that to let me know that I am not worthy of anyone’s love. Jesus remind me that you love me unconditionally! Help me to repent.

  87. Brian says:

    It is huge to know His love is unconditional. Nothing I can do changes that. I am whole because He made me whole.

  88. Will says:

    Zacchaeus’ enthusiasm to see Jesus is inspiring. It’s awesome to see him so excited to just see Jesus. And the pure acceptance Jesus offers him is beautiful

  89. A Meschke says:

    It has made me think of my children and how I can make them feel more accepted. I am hard on them sometimes but I need to equally praise the good deeds they do like Jesus does to us.

  90. LAVON C LAMBERTY says:

    When it comes knowing Jesus, don”t be an onlooker. Be ready to jump into action. Share the encouraging love of Jesus and His plan of salvation.

  91. Crosby says:

    This has helped me understand that in my loneliness and when I feel like nothing, the Lord knows me by name and wants to chose me.

  92. Lee Bailey-Seiler says:

    It’s so easy to choose unworthy as my default. I’ve been reminded that I am chosen. Thanks!

  93. Wayne says:

    Jesus is the Word – John 1:1-5 and in His word He tells us that He longs to be with each and everyone of us. Zacchaeus epitomizes how we ought to seek Jesus, with excitement and anticipation despite our baggage and shame. Jesus made an invitation for the sinner to sup with Him. We all have that invitation, we just need to respond and we’ll be welcomed with the loving open arms of our creator in whose image we were made.

  94. Brian says:

    Kind of a rough week (things at work), so I missed a few days. Just catching up and thankful to be reminded of Christ’s invitation to spend time with him.

  95. Nick says:

    I’ve always felt a brick wall in a relationship with god. Even though I wanted a relationship i felt I couldn’t have one. I’ve realized that the brick wall was me and my trust issues with christ. I’m learning to let him take control and lead my life and trusting in him to do so.

  96. John P Goushian says:

    Acceptance: Jesus meets me where I am, in spite of who I am. He desires fellowship with me, even when I sometimes just want to be around Jesus or just get a glimpse of Him.

  97. Dallas says:

    I liked Zacchaeus ingenuity most of all in that passage doing what ever it took to see Jesus….to what length am I going through so others will see Jesus!

  98. Kevin says:

    God is desperate to have an ongoing relationship with me! What a gift.
    Jesus, help me do my part. Help me be open to your invitation of love and acceptance!
    Be glorified in me and through me Jesus. I can’t do this without you! Amen.

  99. Darren says:

    Scripture affected me by revealing that I need to show more love and respect to those society deems insignificant.

  100. Nick says:

    Doing this Devo a day late, but wow I really needed to hear this yesterday. Though I certainly feel unwanted, unaccepted, and unloved by certain loved ones still. I will look to God to fill those voids in my life.

  101. Al says:

    Well I feel I was a lot like Zacchaeus before I knew the Lord , but that is the freedom only His love can give us . Thank you Jesus !

  102. Brad says:

    Zaccheaus had great anticipation to see Jesus. He was excited to see him. This hit me. I often do not have an excitement like that for Jesus wanting to be with me. Often my shame makes me look the other way, or I take advantage of his grace and do what I want to do. Help be more like Zaccheaus.

  103. Gordon Schlegel says:

    Jesus obviously had a very important reason for having to stay at Zacchaeus’s house . It’s just as urgent for him to stay in our houses, or take residence in our hearts.

  104. Chris says:

    Most of my life I’ve felt unloved unaccepted and uninvited wether it was true or not. So this was a great devotion. I am loved accepted and invited by Jesus.

  105. Seare says:

    Our God is wonderful, Zacchaeus Longed for glimpse, but Jesus gave him his presence for eternity.

    “From ages past no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who works for those who wait for him.” Isaiah 64:4

  106. Jesse says:

    It’s helpful to be reassured that I must remain faithful. Focusing on here and today and not the things I can’t control is beneficial. Going thru many trials recently had taken time to gain acceptance of my situation and I’m greatful to be a successful child of the Lord willing to turn to Him for he is my Savior.

  107. Zach M says:

    It just reiterates to me we shouldn’t care what other people think and focus on how much Jesus loves us!

  108. Dan says:

    An act of unconditional love.
    Another story of GOD’s grace in tangible terms .
    Unconditional love is something I continually strive to practice in my interactions with all of GOD’s children.

  109. Gary says:

    My entire life, my father never made me feel like I was ever good enough. He was always critical and somewhat abusive. Even if I felt something was perfect he would find the flaw. I knew he loved me but never expressed it. It wasn’t until I was saved that I finally forgave him last father’s day.

  110. Lewis Thompson says:

    The wording that Vince says ” He was not a commanding person due to his height and maybe frequently picked on as a child.” I felt that way when I was a young boy, so I can relate to Zacchaeus. But when I gave my life to Jesus, all of how I was perceived was washed away.

  111. Seth says:

    I’ve started to realize that I often “beat myself up” from different situations growing up. It’s a story I’ve been telling myself ever since I was younger that I’m not worthy enough. So Ive also always thought I was worthy enough to others, myself, and most importantly God. After reading today’s scripture, I can clearly see that God wants to invite himself into my life and be in my life, I just have to let him in. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve definitely grown closer to God and I cannot tell you how much better my life has become. I’m happier, life is better, and I seem to be attracting good things to my life!

  112. Dale Nerison says:

    Lord Jesus, I desire to be chosen, understood, affirmed, blessed, loved, and included. Thank you for this story of how you chose and accepted Zacchaeus, one who was not chosen, accepted or loved by society in general.

  113. Kenneth McClatchey says:

    We all suffer Zacchaeus’s conflict within. We want to see Jesus ( be known by Him) but too often we see our own warts and short comings, then disqualify ourselves as acceptable to be Jesus’ friend. But Jesus seeing Zacchaeus (and knowing his heart) calls out to him BY NAME!!!
    Jesus implores us “Come as you are” and dine with me.
    Thank You Lord for Your Love, Grace and especially Your Forgiveness.

  114. Jason Davidson says:

    Jesus shows that no matter your past he loves you and are accepted by him. We are to be reminded that no matter what the world throws at us we are loved and we should put most of our resources and time into loving him back.

  115. Jeff says:

    It’s awesome to embrace the fact that Jesus desires to have a personal relationship with me! I’m inspired and comforted that He will never leave me nor forsake me. I’m eternally grateful that I’m saved for good works and not because of good works since Jesus has paid my fine. I’m humbled that He cares for me and loves me unconditionally regardless of how “good” or “bad” I’m being at any given time. I’m also thankful that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Thank you, Lord!

  116. Brian says:

    I was feeling kind of crappy for some anger today, and this passage comes along and reminds me that Jesus came to heal those of us who are broken like Zacchaeus. I needed that reminder today to give me the strength to forgive myself and go seek forgiveness for lashing out.

  117. Eelco says:

    What I love in this story is that Jesus sees Zacchaeus. And not only that He sees him, but that He speaks to Zacchaeus and wants to eat with him. In that instance it redeems Zacchaeus, and it makes me feel as if redemption is also possible for me.

  118. Matt R says:

    I was first married in my early 20s only to find out that my wife had been seeing another man since we were engaged. I had no idea that anything was going on until I discovered the affair. She ended up leaving me for this other relationship, and we separated less than a year into our marriage. Since then, I have been overly sensitive to real (or perceived) criticism from others. I keep waiting for the floor to drop out of relationships. This has impacted my relationship with God in many ways. For years I perceived God as one who was waiting for me to mess up so He could punish me. In the last 10-15 years, however, I have begun to understand that God is Love, and is different than any earthly relationship. When I read this passage, I see Christ enthusiastically calling Zacchaeus to Him. Unlike former failed relationships, I know that I can trust God. He is Love and He is enthusiastically calling each of us to Him.

  119. DAVID CLARKE says:

    Dave S C – Jesus loves the unlovely. What a comforting thought. Also a challenge, to do the same.

  120. Brian says:

    The desire of Zacchaeus reminds me that everyone, despite your history, has the need to be loved. Christ reminds me in this passage, that his love is for all. So even when I stumble, even when others criticize and judge me, I am always loved by Christ.

  121. LAVON C LAMBERTY says:

    Through prayer and the Word and in a time of confession, I can feel the loving redeeming presence of Christ and be empowered to be more “Christ like.”

  122. Tom Cullen says:

    Sometimes like today I cry tears which I learned that are prayers of my soul! I love you Jesus way beyond what I could accomplish! I could not even come up with enough money, which he doesn’t need. The only way is to be like him, and as R.A. Tory said try to collect souls for the kingdom of heaven.!

  123. Walter says:

    I am often overwhelmed by the unbelievable nature of Jesus and his love for me. The life I lived before Christ would cast me out for eternity and I find it challenging to accept that “Jesus paid it all.” But the Spirit within assures me daily that it’s absolutely true. Gratitude fills my heart and I know that “all to him I owe”. What amazing grace it is!

  124. Dennis says:

    Seems like I am always the guy that reaches out to other men and help them
    When they need it. I would like to be the guy in the receiving end of that for a change. I find it hard to get a man to be a brother and do life together

  125. Tim says:

    Zacchaeus actions drew me to Isaiah 55:6 Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. He raced ahead to get positioned to see him and Jesus heard his calling. At anytime or in any circumstance may I seek you for the answers……Thank You for always answering my call!!!

  126. Warren M Campbell Sr says:

    I was that man when I was on drugs and alcohol. But Jesus invited himself to dine with me and my life has never been the same again. Praise God!

  127. Charles Culver says:

    This is definitely good reading today. I find my self for years looking to be accepted and loved. But thank God, I know now that Jesus love’s me and accepts me for who I am.

  128. Ross says:

    Zachaeus’ life was forever changed that day! Salvation came to he and his household. Jesus saw not what Zaccaeus’ past life had been, but what he would be as he grew in Christ. This encourages me!

  129. David says:

    Jesus’s desire to see us and spend time with us is greater than our desire. I need to spend more time being aware of His prescence.

  130. Bob says:

    Jesus I know you love and accept me just as I am, I am so thankful for that it gets me through many of my days.
    Love you Jesus

  131. Edgar says:

    He entered Jericho….
    he was seeking to see who Jesus…
    I must stay at your house today…

    These are the three phrases that struck me in today’s devotion. It’s a step by step way of sharing the Gospel and discipleship. First, we have to talk with people (face to face or by phone). Second, we have to ask the Holy Spirit who among the people we shared are ready to accept Jesus. And Thirdly, we have to stay and meet frequently with that person to make him grow his faith.

    I am little by little learning how to share effectively the love of Jesus to people I love and to others. I am praying that this will continue until the Lord brings me home to his kingdom in heaven. Amen!

  132. Wade says:

    This scripture encourages me to reach out to the men I mentor and remind them that I love them and God loves them.

  133. Thomas Snowden says:

    It’s important to know that God is with me and that he loves me even though I may not feel it he is right next to me at all times.

  134. Randy says:

    My heart overflows gratitude for the great grandeur of spiritual space spoken from our Saviors’lips himself, face to face, friend to friend, always open to me without being determined neither by who I am, nor how I am liked or disliked, nor what I do or fail to do. He plateau’s a grande space readily, willingly, lovingly to me ,,,How can it be?

  135. Stephen Donmoyer says:

    After listening to the lesson, thoughts of my childhood come racing back to a time in which I was 7 . I was the shortest kid in my class we work classes and had to front buck teeth so I guess youcan connect thedots. As an adult, Those times deeply changed me in whichI spent the last 30 years in nursing helping others

  136. John Wilson says:

    “Seek and you will find” Matt 7:7
    “Come near to God and he will come near to you” James 4:8
    “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:13‬ ‭

    What am I doing to activity seek Jesus – no matter the obstacles in my way?

  137. Jason says:

    Yes Lord I want to feel loved, accepted, and invited. Thank You Jesus for wanting to love me just because You love me.

  138. Alan Hendrickson says:

    Thank you Lord that you love us unconditionally, that you desire a personal relationship with us, that nothing can seperate us from the love that is in you.. ?

    • Michael Spencer says:

      My former job required to move quite often – I truly realize how it feels to be new and perhaps “unvited.” But Jesus has always been ever present with me. I pray that I will always seek out men who may feel “uninvited.”

  139. Rich Gorecki says:

    This verse always reminds me about how Jesus calls us to meet Him. I played Zaccheus at the first Big Splash all-church retreat a few years ago. It was humbling to tell the story of this man who met Jesus face-to-face. My prayer is that we all have that same experience one day. … but we have to be willing to climb down from our tree to do so.

  140. Ryan says:

    I think men have a deep desire to be accepted but are afraid of rejection based on our own faults and failures. It’s good to be reminded that Jesus wants to be in our lives regardless of our faults and failures.

  141. JR says:

    This devotional has reminded me so frequently of my need for the kind of love that only ONLY JESUS can bring 🙂

  142. Dave says:

    He has given me the same invitation and lives with me. Those I come in contact with should be able to see Jesus with me.

  143. Bob M says:

    I have gotten a glimpse of Christ and several key moments in my life. My prayer is to have the same enthusiasm and reliance on him when things are going well as when I am searching for him out of desperation. My awe and reliance on him should not change with the fortunes or misfortunes within my life.

  144. Guy says:

    While praying about this reading this morning. I thank God years ago for invading my life as a salesman. Doing a lot of traveling and overnights, God prepared me early on that the in group is not always the right group. Meaning staying out late drinking, gambling, and other things you ran into late at night. Other reps were respectable to me, but once others new my stance I was not invited or associated with in certain conversation. I thank God for the Holy Spirit encouraging me its OK not to be accepted.

  145. Darin Palmer says:

    I think of all the hard times before I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, Always asking Why me. I felt small like Zacchaeus but now I can feel the love of Jesus and hear him saying I Love You! I know when times/days are tough I only have to look to God for comfort for I am the Beloved Son!

  146. Rich says:

    Its been a tough week. I am thankful for a loving wife. She has been doing amazing at home with the girls. Thank you God for giving me a god fearing woman in my life to help me feel your love.

  147. Jeff Brown says:

    Jesus loves me for who I am, knows me for who I am and wants me to put forth the effort to be who I am. Lord help me better know who it is you made me and strip away the false me.

  148. John D says:

    Jesus is always available and knocking at your door – all you need to do is answer and let Him in!

  149. Gerald Waddle says:

    This makes me so very grateful for all the people who continue to love and support me through my ever present battles with addiction and depression. I am so very thankful, especially for you Lord God!

  150. Timothy says:

    “he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but account of the crowd he could not”
    How often do I let the crowd keep me from Jesus? To get there in any way – at all cost, just to see Jesus today.
    This scripture humbles me – when Jesus comes to my house, my heart, I don’t understand it, really can’t fathom the Creator being that interested in the creation, but I do believe it, I know it and incredibly grateful for it.
    This devotion helps me stay in a rhythm of daily worship, not obligation, but with an expectant heart!

  151. Edward says:

    I am eternally grateful that God kept pursuing me and loving me all these wasted years of my life. I wasn’t even looking for Him until somehow I stepped inside a Sunday church service one and half years ago. That day I was looking for Him like Zacchaeus was, and Jesus somehow grabbed me.

  152. Michael Pechar says:

    This story makes me think not only to let God in but to show the same compassion and love to others who may have a tough exterior but an open heart.

  153. Ching says:

    More importantly, I hope men would seek to joint us in fellowship instead of being so passive. We invite many, but only a small minority of men comes…

    • Jeff Brown says:

      Your on to something there with men being passive but in other hands they are not. I will also pray for this.

  154. Eric M says:

    The hardest time I have is getting past this self denial that Jesus loves me and welcomes me. I also believe that this is the devil just doing this as he is angry because he wants to devour us that have decided to follow Jesus. So today Lord, please crush those arrows from Satan that would cause me to doubt you in any way as I KNOW that is not what the scriptures say or who you are. No matter how I “feel” I “know” you love me. Thank you Lord for your uninterrupted and undeserved love for me.

  155. Eric says:

    I find that when I’m with my immediate Family, Volunteering or with Men of Real Authentic Faith I feel the love and acceptance that i believe we all desire. I want to be to the best that I can be for others to feel those feelings from me..

  156. Chris K says:

    I’ve been there, doubting my value. But now I know the LORD says “…you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you…” (Isaiah 43:4)

  157. Eric says:

    No matter what lengths we go to see Jesus, He will always love us where we are at. It may seem we have to go great distances(physically and spiritually) but the Via dolorosa was the greatest distance Jesus walked to live in our souls forever.

  158. Samuel says:

    I have since childhood always been very conflicted about God & anyone loving me and I have carried these feelings of insecurity into my adult life.

  159. Dan says:

    In my industry they have a term for the way I feel sometimes. Its called “Imposter Syndrome”. Its defined as the following: “The persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills.”
    I can honestly say that as a Christian I am able to overcome this fear because I truly believe all achievement and success I have attained is because of my relationship with God!
    Scriptures and example like given today help seed this faith in me that God not only accepts and is emphatic about having a relationship with me, but that God also has a plan and purpose for my life.
    Thank you for this spiritual journey for lent! I love reading the comments and read each one and often pray for the other men on this site.

  160. Matthew C Miller says:

    Jesus called me when I was a very immoral and selfish man, just like Zacchaeus. Even though I was not loving Him, He was pursuing me!

    • Brian says:

      I often seek to see Jesus in nature as he paints many a beautiful scene. Sunrises and sunsets are my favorites. I have hundreds if not thousands of pic and there is always one . Remember to look behind you. Sometimes He is there. He never disappoints.

  161. Chad says:

    Jesus, invade my life even more than you already have. And, I pray that you would invade the heart of Amber, Gavin and Gabby. Oh, what a gift that would be.

  162. Dave Benson says:

    I think this story reflects what is going on right now with most of us during our isolation. We are up and out of the crowds where we can see Jesus better. And He is inviting Himself in to our houses (our hearts) even though we may feel small in stature right now. Come on in Lord Jesus. I want to show you every room! Help me clean them!

  163. Davin says:

    I’ve always loved the story of Zacchaeus. Jesus shows his desire to build relationships with those society says don’t deserve it. All of us have been that person at one time or another yet Jesus desires to be close to us. I am encouraged today that my hope is in him. He came after me because of His great love for me. That is good news!

  164. Bryan says:

    Felt so lucky during this… I know I am loved by God, loved so much he sent his son to die for me.
    Felt sad… though Jesus is always inviting, I forget to turn to him and let him in. The guy who died for me! How could I forget him…

  165. Sheldon says:

    I am grateful for the fact that just like Zacchaeus my life was, and is not the best, but God in His mercy chose to love me while i was still a sinner.

  166. Adam C says:

    “And he was seeking to see who Jesus was”
    I hope to always continue to seek out Jesus more relationally

  167. Zach says:

    I’ve done things in my life that I figured at the time disqualify me from anybody’s love. It is amazing to me that Jesus is not only willing to love us amidst all our sin, but He actually seeks us out, just like He did Zacchaeus . His gift of grace and the magnitude of his love for us is something that amazes me everyday.

  168. Brendan Foley says:

    Today, was a hard one. The best I can say is that I feel ambivalent about this. Maybe it’s the times we are in with Covid -19 and my particular circumstances. However, I feel like I have my agenda and Jesus has his and if we both don’t interfere in each other’s agendas we will both be fine. Just being honest guys. Id rather be honest than post just some spiritual cliche.

    • Dan says:

      Brother Brendan…. its important to always be honest, don’t apologize for that, be proud of it. My only response to your position is that for many years I tried also to get Jesus in my life by trying to involve him in my “agenda” as you said. It wasn’t until I made the decision to let my agenda go, and instead focus on His agenda…. thats when everything changed. He has given me the desires of my heart that I didn’t even know where there, replacing the desires I thought I had for myself that would not have actually fulfilled me. He designed you, you are fearfully and wonderfully made…. that means He knows you better than you know yourself!
      I will pray for Jesus to reveal himself more fully in your life Brendan…. just remember to be in the places where Jesus is…. don’t try to drag Him to the places where you are. 🙂
      Have a blessed day brother… Ill be praying for you!

    • Edward says:

      “I feel like I have my agenda and Jesus has his and if we both don’t interfere in each other’s agendas we will both be fine.” I hear where you’re coming from brother. It’s the dilemma we all face. Keep praying, really reading and digging into your bible everyday, and hanging out with Christian men doing bible studies, and start serving your local church in any way that you can. You will be amazed because before you even realize it, God will start nudging you into His will. I am praying for you Brendan.

    • Darin Palmer says:

      My brother Brendan, being truthful and talking about out in the open is a great thing like Dan says don’t ever apologize for being honest. Easing up on the gas is not an easy thing. Asking Jesus for help and guidance on that one really helped me. Praying for you brother!

  169. Eric says:

    Really appreciate this 40 day Lent devotion! I do daily Bible reading but don’t always do a good job of really thinking about the passages I’m reading. This devotion has helped me do that!

  170. Dean Wendler says:

    I feel a special bond with the
    men of the Wednesday morning men’s bible study. Thankful to be able to share my thoughts and feelings; and getting their feedback. I thank God for PV Church and the PV REACH Men’s Group.

  171. Mike Sirignano says:

    I spent my 53 unsaved years being the odd man out. Bullied as a child, mediocre in life, essentially a loser in many ways. But Gods Grace has removed those feelings from me. He uses the least of the least for His Glory. Thank you Jesus.

  172. Joe Middleton says:

    There have many years of my life that God was not the top priority as he should be. As a child I knew about God but always knew there was more to this God than the Catholic Religion was teaching me. I Got married and had kids and wanted more for all us. God Blessed me with triplets and a year later a divorce. Honestly I have been struggling where I do fit in and the longing to marry again. I totally understand where Zacchaeus is at. I want God to call me out of the tree and come and stay at my house.

  173. Ben says:

    Keep my door open to Jesus even when I can’t see. No deadbolts, locks, or unanswered knocks to keep him out. Jesus cares and loves us.

  174. Randy P says:

    Thank you for pointing this truth out to me today. It is so good to know that Jesus made the way for us to receive His Love everyday, and we have the choice to walk with Him in this Love mission to invite others into His ever present Kingdom of Eternal Love, Light, and Life.
    Thank you Vince, God Bless you and your family.

  175. Jeff says:

    To be loved by my wife and sons and my family. Sure. To be loved by friends. Sure. But to be loved and sought out by God? Even with my faults, my sins, my past transgressions? Thank you Jesus that you want to live in my house. Want to spend time with me. To share life with me. Incredible.
    To live inside me. Thank you Jesus

  176. Steve Roarke says:

    I know that God loves me unconditional and more than I could ever imagine.
    But when a fail I feel I don’t deserve his love and that is just me being human, I need to realize it’s ok to fail and that the Lord has never left my side.

  177. Dan says:

    I try hard to keep myself out of the unloved/unaccepted category of men, but I also tend to seek them out because I feel so bad for them.

    It’s funny though, despite many people caring for and about me I’m still not satisfied by social acceptance. There are battles in my heart that no one else sees, except for the all-knowing God.

    When we started reading about Zacchaeus, I skipped in my mind to the end where he apologized to people….hard stuff. But the real focus of this story is Jesus seeking him out of love. “I must stay with you today.” Luke didn’t write ‘change your life because I said so’. There’s a reason why Zachaeeus obeyed. Love and forgiveness from the God-man.

  178. John says:

    Lord, I know I am loved by you and others, yet sometimes I doubt it. I seek you, similar to getting in the tree, through loving you and others and prayer. I am always thrilled when I feel your presence, I know there are many who need you. Help me, as you live through me, to help them knowing you are with us.

  179. Dan says:

    As I reflect back on this scripture, it makes realize that my journey is very much like Zacchaeus, I too seek to follow and be loved by our God and continue to search for his presence in my life.

  180. Pete says:

    There wasn’t much love on the job site yesterday with the lay-off But the love and support from family and friends is greatly appreciated.

  181. Gregg Stoen says:

    Even if you you feel you’re not popular, know that Jesus loves us and wants to spend time with us!

  182. Tim Ruppe says:

    I’m overwhelmed by Gods love for me , especially in times that I feel unloved, unaccepted or uninvited…

  183. Austin says:

    Today the scripture shows me that in Jesus’s eyes I am worthy, I don’t know why men feel the need to carry all their emotions around with them but If we realize that God created us to be emotionally and loving beings, I think a lot more men would grow up without these feeling of unworthiness. ?

  184. Michael says:

    This passage helps me in two ways
    I want to be like Zacchaeus and despite my past sin, do everything to follow and see him and not resist his working in my heart.

    The second is to say others the way Jesus does; God desires to save tax collectors, murderers, people who almost hit me with their car when I’m jogging, I need to pray for them that God is emphatic about working in their lives as he has in mine

  185. Eddie says:

    It reminded me of times in my life where I made BAD choices simply because I wanted to fit in and be around certain people because of the desire to simply be in a relationship with them.

  186. Ricky D Brittain says:

    My entire life I ha be struggled with acceptance. I never did anything good enough . In Christ I am always good enough, I am always accepted.
    He is the only savior of the world, thank you Jesus for giving me something that can never be earned

  187. Jon Brady says:

    It’s surreal to understand Christ’s love for us. He greatly values and accepts us for who we are. He loves us even more to not leave as we are. Draw near to Jesus and He will draw near to you.

  188. Dan says:

    This scripture makes realize that my journey is very much like Zacchaeus, I too seek to follow and be loved by our God and continue to search for his presence in my life.

  189. Kevin G says:

    I often forget how Jesus pursues me, for me. His unconditional love and acceptance can be taken for granted in my life so I pray for the excitement of Zach in my relationship with Christ.

  190. Chee Khiam Tay says:

    Most of us are living to please others so we will be liked and loved. But the problem like Zacchaeus the world loves its own and if you are not rich ,smart and handsome you are out of luck. But Jesus eagerly sought out every man in his sinful state, He loves them, He paid the penalty of sin by dying for them and save each one from eternal hell and present them righteous before God. This He did for me and I thank you Jesus My Lord and Savior .

  191. Randy says:

    Today’s devotional shows me , if I am more accepting and inviting to family and friends , then Jesus love and Grace will multiply in my life

  192. Dale berry says:

    Our current world situation characterized by fear is a bit like Zacchaeus who despite his sin wanted to see Jesus. May we be the ambassadors to offer the sycamore tree to the distraught so that they can get a glimpse of the only one of hope

  193. Troy Theye says:

    It is so wonderful like the Scripture says that Jesus is always sort of annoying to us to be a better man in so many ways.
    We just have to constantly perceive his willingness to be in our Life and use it to our full advantage.
    “Thank you JESUS” for another day !!!!! No matter whats going on in LIFE at any given point.

  194. Eric Jensen says:

    I was Zacheus as a boy. I felt like I was on the outside looking in, trying to get a glimpse….trying desperately to fit in and be loved. But Jesus did come and when I met him my life was radically changed. I carried scars that took years to heal, and some remain today, but I am a new man because of my relationship, my friendship with Jesus!

  195. Michael says:

    There have been times in the middle years of life that God was not the priority as he needed to be. As a child I knew God. As a teen, it did not matter so much. Now the tenderness that is our Lord is amazing. I will never forget who He is and where I am in His Heart.

  196. Walter says:

    A great reminder that no matter who we are or our position in life, God can can and does chose us.
    Blessings flow every day, we only need to keep our eyes open to see them.

  197. Brad says:

    Love and acceptance is what i have been desiring. These 2 aspects make up family, community, and the church. This devotional has and is helping me discover these aspects.

  198. cory doden says:

    God is love. He sent his son to be love on earth. As men, we need love. His love. Through Jesus. Let’s be REAL men and accept that love.

  199. JP says:

    This devotional has been a lifesaver as I struggle with anxiety and seemingly unending attacks from the enemy. Grateful to Bro. Vince for what he is doing. Lord bless and keep you all.

  200. Ed says:

    If God can use Zachheus God can use me. I have to be willing to not only host Jesus for dinner, but I need to be open and available so that those I come in contact with today can see a glimpse of Jesus in and through me.

  201. SteveHolland says:

    We think of ourselves not worthy because our thinking is earthly, not Heavenly….. Think of The Price that was paid for you and me!!! Jesus Loved and thought of us so worthy, To be humiliated, beaten, and died a criminals death!!! I am So Worthy and Priceless in His Sight!!!! Amen!!!!

  202. Rafael Dixon says:

    Jesus never turns His back on people that society typically dislikes. He turns His love up. This is just another example of that awesome. Thank you great Jesus!

  203. Michael says:

    There are so many men that feel like Zach and I need to be more emphatic to love and accept them and invite them to know the Jesus that I know.

    • David C says:

      I fervently pray that our Heavenly Father would fill whatever ‘hole’ , or whatever ‘voids’ are lacking within every mans heart, whatever that ‘hole’ or ‘void’ might be.

      HE fulfills our True Wholeness in this life & in our Eternal Life to come…
      In Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen

  204. Tom says:

    So he ran ahead and climbed a tree to see Jesus. He never gave up . He was persistent to see the Lord. The Lord acknowledges us wherever we are in our life. We just have to call out in faith to him. Seek Him with all of our being.

    • SteveHolland says:

      By showing the Love of Jesus in everything you, it will be an attraction to Her…. praying

  205. David B says:

    God has chosen me, specifically us as an individual, and desires / must spend time with me. This is incredibly humbling and cause for celebration!!!

  206. KF says:

    The need to feel loved and accepted comes from me wanting to spend time with my daughter. It seems that I am needed and loved when she needs me to help her out to get ahead. Very little phone calls or messages received if everything is ok or unless she has an issue over at her mother’s home. Can be an emotional ride for me.

  207. Art says:

    I am a blessed man – I am loved by my by family, friends and our church – I only hope that I show them the same love I n return – thank you God!

  208. Nick Hall says:

    It made me think I am loved and I am invited, so I Pray God makes me loving and inviting for his glory!

  209. Tommy says:

    It is still so hard at times to fully understand how Jesus could so love someone like me with all my flaws

  210. Dennis says:

    God put that sycamore tree where it was long before Zacchaeus needed it. God wants us to want him. He has given us our own “sycamore” try, and all we need to do is use it.

  211. Donny Lill says:

    Big or small Jesus knows and loves us all…Zachius was a sinful tax collector but upon sitting with Jesus he realized the error of his ways and gave much of his riches. Jesus can do the same for us, just remember, don’t forget to look right in front of you…he’s probably right there.

  212. Jim says:

    Makes me think if those I come in contact with daily who feel like Zacchaeus. I need to be Christ like and inviting

  213. Anthony says:

    Lord I want you to be my life I’m seeking a miracle that will uplift my life transformed my life in a position where I feel wanted and love also.

  214. Jay Wegiel says:

    I can honestly say that I do feel loved and accepted and invited. Ever since surrendering my life to Jesus. Up until that time I always felt unworthy, fearful, timid.

  215. Ben says:

    I’ve struggled with feeling worthy many times in my life. Yesterday God reminded me that I am fearfully and wonderful made. Today is he’s reminding me that he Must come and stay at my house!
    What a God, that he wants and desires me!!!

  216. Faith Miller says:

    This scripture affected me because of how personal it makes Zacchaeus’ and Jesus’ relationship. Even though they are tons of people and He doesn’t seem like the most worthy of Jesus’ time, Jesus wants a personal relationship with him anyway. I find this extremely powerful.

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