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Jesus and the Discontented (4 of 6)
Series: Luke - Encounters with Jesus
Our scripture reading for today come from
1He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3 And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. 4 So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.’’ 6 So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. 7 And when they saw it, they all grumbled, ‘‘He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.’’ 8 And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, ‘‘Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.’’ 9 And Jesus said to him, ‘‘Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.’’
This is God’s Word.
Well it is a fun time at the Dees house, John Kellis my 1.5 year old has really gotten into books and it almost takes no time from the time I get home before John Kellis will bring me a book or two books wanting me to read to him, and one of the books that I have been reminded of lately it The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, remember this book. It is a children’s book I guess but it hits you square in the eye even as an adult. It tells the story of a boy and a tree and the tree gives and gives and gives, and the boy takes and takes and takes and yet throughout the story the tree is happy and the boy never is.
And as the boy gets older at first he finds romance and I think we all can identify with that, like I remember thinking man if such ...
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