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Know God in a Year #174 A Dream Come True

From his seat on a tree limb, Zacchaeus scans the crowd for the face of Jesus as he passes below. Suddenly, amid shouts and clamor, the crowd stops, and one truly peaceful face looks up into the leafy branches where Zacchaeus sits.
Is he dreaming? He can hardly believe his ears! Jesus is calling his name!
“Zacchaeus, come down quickly! Today I must stay at your house.”
The people are shocked. Scribes and Pharisees murmur their disapproval.
Zacchaeus is overwhelmed at the honor, and jumps down. Full of emotion, love, and loyalty to his new friend, he stands beside Jesus and says “Lord, I will give half of everything I own to the poor, and anything I have taken unjustly I will repay four times.”
Jesus joyfully affirms him, “Today, acceptance has come to this house, for he also is a son of Abraham.” (All who have faith are sons and daughters of Abraham.)*
The work Spirit started, that seemed so difficult when Zacchaeus began to respond, now becomes easy, motivated by love. Repentance, the desire to change, becomes real as love produces it. Love brings integrity into every aspect of your business, and change comes into every relationship and your whole life. Holiness = wholeness.
Zaachaeus’ family had been excluded from the synagogue by the priests, but now they are blessed beyond belief to have the Messiah himself as a guest in their house. In a few minutes they have gone from outcasts to the most favored home in Jericho! God loves to give sweet surprises.
Luke 19:5-10
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