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Jesus Loves A Curious Heart

Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.”
Luke 19:1-4

Zacchaeus seemed to have the good life. He had a good job, plenty of wealth and being a chief tax collector he had authority and yet he was not satisfied. His curiosity was building as he heard stories of Jesus and the miracles He had performed. Zacchaeus could have been told that Jesus just healed a blind beggar just outside of Jericho. He probably heard about how Jesus raised people from the dead, healed paralyzed people or even about Matthew, who was once a tax collector and now is a disciple of Jesus. Perhaps his curiosity got to him because Jesus and his disciples had dinner with other tax collectors (Matthew 9:9-12).

Zacchaeus seemed fascinated about this man Jesus to the point he would run ahead of the crowd and climb a tree just to get a glance at him. He wanted to see Jesus for himself. What wonderful news that Jesus had an appointment that day to see a man with a curious heart!

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost” (Luke 9:10).

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You so much for loving a curious heart. Thank You so much for reaching out and meeting Zaccaeus and changing his heart. Help us to pray for those around us who may be seeking for a relationship with You. Allow our testimony of how You met us where we were — lost, broken, lonely and curious to reach others for Christ.

In Jesus Name,

Charity O

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