And when Jesus came to the place,
he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him,
“Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down;
for to day I must abide at thy house.”
And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
~ Luke 19:5-6 ~
What a wonderful day it was when Jesus entered Jerusalem, mounted on that donkey’s colt, and received the praises and adoration of the people.
That day, on which He presented Himself as Messiah to His people, began the events of a week that culminated in His presenting Himself to the Father as the perfect sacrifice, the atonement for our sins.
Almost 2,000 years later, Jesus comes to the place where we are, looks straight at us, even as He did at Zaccheus, and says, “It is time for Me to abide with you.”
If you do not know Jesus, be assured that He has heard your heart’s cry and is presenting Himself as your salvation, your Savior. Trade your sorrows for His joy; invite Him into your heart and receive Him joyfully, even as Zaccheus did.
Jesus will also say of you, “Today salvation has come to to this house…for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:9,10).
Dear Father, thank You for the hope we have in Jesus, the hope of being found and delivered, of salvation, of reconciliation; of peace with You. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Have a blessed day of having Him abide in you and you in Him.