“'Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.' So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. All the people saw this and began to mutter, 'He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.' But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, 'Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.' Jesus said to him, 'Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.'"- Luke 19:1-10
Father God, you led Zacchaeus to your son and our Savior Jesus Christ. We confess that we make other things more important than our faith in you. You deserve high praise for the wealth that you have given us. We pray for strength in leaving the status quo behind and create an increasing closeness with you. We don’t know why Zacchaeus climbed that tree at that moment but we ask that you bless us with our moment to truly commit our lives to you. Amen.