TODAY - SALVATION!
Jesse M. Hendley
In Luke 19:2 we read, "And behold, there was a man
named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the
publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus
who He was and could not for the press (crowd) because
he was little of stature, and he ran before and
climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him: for He was
to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, He
looked up and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus,
make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at
thy house. And he made haste and came down and
received Him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all
murmured, saying, He is gone to be guest with a man
that is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood and said unto
the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to
the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by
false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus
said unto him, This day is salvation come to this
house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham, For
the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which
I want to call your attention to verse 9 and to two
words primarily; "TODAY is SALVATION come to this
house." TODAY... SALVATION.
My friends, the greatest day in anybody's life is the
day of salvation. During this past week it has been my
thrill to see on two different days two people receive
the Lord Jesus as their Saviour. Something of the
enormity of this event swept over my own spirit, the
enormity of that day when salvation came to MY OWN
heart forty years ago! MY day, the greatest day in MY
life, and the greatest day in anybody's life, is the
day when God comes into the soul! Our Lord was saying,
"This is the greatest of all days for you, Zacchaeus.
You have had many days in your life and you may have
many more, but this is the greatest of all days
because this day is SALVATION come to this house." My
friends, so it is when a soul receives ...
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