“There was a man there, his name Zacchaeus, the head tax man and quite rich. He wanted to desperately see Jesus, but the crowd was in his way- he was a short man and couldn’t see over the crowd. So he ran on ahead and climbed up in a sycamore tree so he could see Jesus when he came by. When Jesus got to the tree, he looked up and said, “Zacchaeus, hurry down. Today is my day to be a guest in your home.” Luke 19:1-5
Have you ever been walking through the mall, church, or the grocery store on a mission? All you can think about is getting from point A to point B. Then, you stumble into someone who you know. They were trying to get your attention but you just didn’t see them. We have all been there.
Jesus must have been pretty busy, too. But, for some reason, He always seemed to stop for people. He really did more than stop for people; He noticed them. Like Zacchaeus, God has taken time to notice us. Now, we have the opportunity to notice all the people He loves around us. They might be the co-worker who is having the bad day, the single mom who can’t pick her kids up from school, or the family member that is struggling financially. Take time to notice the people God has placed in your world. He probably has put them there for a reason. Don’t become too busy to notice people. Ask God to give you His eyes to see the people around you. There might just be someone in a nearby tree.
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