Good morning girls! Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA lately, but I’ve been heart deep in the Word and in prayer this past week in preparation for a speaking engagement. I was so thrilled to be with the women of First Baptist Glen St. Mary and see their hearts for God. It certainly rocked this Bible study girls heart to put faces to my prayers and connect with such godly gals!
Somewhere around the end of my talk last night, the presence of the Lord was so strong I really didn’t think I was going to be able to finish! He is SO awesome! I LOVE our precious Savior beyond words and I LOVE how He uses broken vessels like you and me to speak into each other’s lives! WOW!
Well, today I’m over at Scripture Dig. This is the beginning of the post! It’s good stuff girls! We’re in the midst of a series on the “I came” statements of Christ and I’ve loved seeing His purpose statements come to life in the Word of the Living God!
Will you begin reading here…then pop over there and finish the post with a precious comment about how Jesus came to seek and save you!?
Just on the heels of Jesus’ encounter with a wee little man we find these eternity-altering words… “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10
In this beautiful story of redemption we see a sinner willing to look foolish in his attempts to sneak a peek at the Savior. Could this man who told the woman at the well everything she had ever done give this tax collecting thief any hope? Had He really healed the sick and raised the dead? Was He really the long awaited Messiah?
As we examine this interesting account we find Zacchaeus seeking to see Jesus (vs 3) and Jesus seeking (vs 10) and saving the lost. The same verb is used here and it means to seek or strive after something or someone.
While reading through these verses with this verb comparison in mind, I couldn’t help but think that although Zacchaeus thought he was seeking Jesus, it was Jesus who was seeking Him. Zacchaeus was lost, without hope and without a future. But Jesus showed up, raised a few eyebrows when he went to Zacchaeus’ home for a bite to eat and then, after listening to Zacchaeus repent, Jesus declares His purpose statement.
Zacchaeus may have scurried up a tree seeking the Savior, but the Savior left heaven to seek out Zacchaeus…to seek out sinners…to seek out you and me! The purpose our precious Lord came to this earth was so that we could be saved…so those who have have no future and no hope could find salvation.