Jesus Came To Seek & Save The Lost

happy-sunday-1Like Zacchaeus, there are some who are searching, wanting to see Jesus.  In this Biblical account, Zacchaeus was trying to see Jesus, but his height worked against him.  However, it didn’t stop him.  He was determined to see Jesus, and Jesus brought salvation to Zacchaeus and his home.  We know, based on Scripture, “Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  Jesus came to seek and save the lost.  Read this account as it unfolds.



Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town.


2 There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich.


3 He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd.


4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way.


5 When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.”


6 Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy.


7 But the people were displeased. “He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner,” they grumbled.


8 Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!”


Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham.


10 For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”


“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” -Matthew 20:28 & Mark 10:45

Have A Most Blessed Sunday,

Linda A. Knowles

Executive Director, Thread of Hope, Inc.


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