During Jesus’ ministry, the crowds around Him were even greater than football fans around Peyton Manning! A short man named Zaccheus was determined to see Him, so he climbed a tree to get a better view. Not every day does the richest and most despised man in town climb a tree. Jesus saw him and knew he was searching, looking for meaning, for something that money and power can’t bring. So, He asked Zach to lunch. The crowds were appalled, because Zach was such a known sinner – a crooked tax collector. Yet meeting Jesus changed his life – he paid back all those he had defrauded and gave money to the poor. What a change – going from a desire to get, to a desire to give.
Jesus told the crowd He came to seek and save those who were spiritually lost. That’s good news for those of you who feel far from God, whom money or power has left you feeling empty. Jesus came for people like you and me. Get to know Him like Zach did and you’ll discover the meaning of life.