IN THOSE DAYS, Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax-collector, and he was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, because he was short in stature. So Zacchaeus ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus, because He was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, He looked up, saw Zacchaeus, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” So Zacchaeus hurried down and received Jesus with joy. But all who saw it began to grumble and said, “He has gone to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” Then Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.” Then Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek out and to save the lost.”
2/13/2021 04:51:13 pm
I have always cherished this Reading, in Sunday School we sang a song to akways remember the lesson.
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