Monday, March 21, 2016
Whatever It Takes
In Luke 19, we read the story of Zaccheaus who wanted to see Jesus as He passed through town. There was only one problem...Zaccheaus was too short to see over the other people. Not easily deterred, he climbed up in a sycamore tree so he could see over the crowd. Many of us may be familiar with this story, but I have to admit, I have never thought too much about the role the tree played in the story. I mean, it's just an ordinary tree, right? Nothing special...just a regular tree except for one thing...it was a tree that was planted long in advance to meet the need of someone who wanted to see Jesus. God knew before the tree was even a seed that one day it would serve as a tool to help someone see Him. I wonder how many times as that tree grew that God looked upon it and smiled, knowing how it would help Zaccheaus get a glimpse of His Son. He does the same for us, you know! There is no limit to what He would do to help us see Jesus. He divinely orchestrates every single detail of every single life in order for each of us to see Him! He will grow a tree, move a mountain, dry up an ocean...whatever it takes for us to get a glimpse of Him! Why does He go to so much effort for us to see Him you may ask? It's simply because He knows that once we catch a glimpse of Him, we will never be the same!