Do you remember when you gave your life to Jesus? I know some of us may not remember a specific moment. Perhaps we were too young or it has been too long. Still, I hope you remember that first touch from our Savior.
Salvation seems to be out of style right now. The news of such personal contact with God appears to be a thing people hold close to themselves but covered. They will uncover the light in their local church, maybe even in a Bible study. But mostly they hold their good news tightly within them.
It is true that it doesn’t get more personal than to uncover and remove your old self. Oh, but when the Holy Spirit enters in you and Jesus becomes your savior, redeemer, righteousness, and friend. When you are reconciled to our heavenly Father. What wonder it is to be clean. To be whole. To be secure.
Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.Luke 19:6 NLT
In our verse today we see the response an unscrupulous tax collector had when he came in contact with Jesus and gave his life to Him. Zacchaeus did so publically and “in great excitement and joy.” So, from one Zacchaeus to another, I rejoice in your salvation! But let us be mindful of what the writer of the book of Hebrews wrote.
“So what makes us think we can escape if we ignore this great salvation that was first announced by the Lord Jesus himself and then delivered to us by those who heard him speak?”Hebrews 2:3 NLT
There is a heaven to gain and a hell to shun. If you are still standing on the sidelines, come on in! Be a Zacchaeus. “Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” (Psalms 34:8)
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