The phone rang and a small child answered it softly. “Hello,” he said barely above a whisper.
“Hello,” came the response. “Is your mother home?”
“Yes,” came the reply, “but she’s busy.”
“Well,” wondered the caller, “is your father home?”
“Yes,” he said, “but he’s busy, too.”
“Are they both busy? What are they doing?” asked the salesman.
“They’re looking for me. They think I’m lost,” he whispered.
What a picture of our Savior! He said, “I, the Son of Man, have come to seek and save the lost!”
This verse comes at the end of the story of Zacchaeus. Sometimes we focus on the different facts in the story: he was very short, the son of Abraham, he was a very influential man, and he was an unpopular tax collector. None of these facts actually mattered to Jesus.
What did matter to Jesus, then and now, is that a person is not saved because of his family, his wealth, his influence in the community, his appearance or his previous way of life. It is only through faith in the Son of God that the lost can be forgiven and made new.
In one verse Jesus summarized His entire mission: to seek and to save the lost. Wherever or whoever they are, whatever they have done, Jesus continues to seek the lost.
Prayer: Lord, we may have much, but You ask little – only that we, in faith, accept You as our Savior. Help us to understand that all we need to do is to accept You! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10