Today’s Scripture: “When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, ‘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.” - Luke 19:5-8
Today’s Faith Thought: Zacchaeus was a “sinner” but he wanted to see Jesus. He was small in stature and was forced to climb a tree to see Him. What is most important in this story is that Jesus saw Zacchaeus! What was the result of this encounter with Jesus? Zacchaeus was willing to give - to give generously to the causes close to Jesus’ heart. A true encounter with Jesus makes sacri ce easy! Zacchaeus was generous because in that face-to-face moment with Jesus, there was no doubt. Everything was clear. A true encounter with Jesus builds our faith and enables us to trust Him. We clearly see that He will take care of every detail of our lives when we completely surrender to Him.
Today’s Prayer of Faith: Lord, let me see You! Let me see Your eyes of love and grace looking at me. For I know, that if I can see You, my faith will soar! My heart’s response will be generous because I will completely trust that You are in control