In Luke chapter 19, Jesus is passing through Jericho when He happened upon a tax collector named Zacchaeus. There was such a crowd that Zacchaeus had to climb a tree just to see Jesus walk by. Jesus saw him and said, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down. Today I must stay at your house.” It says that Zacchaeus came down immediately and received Jesus joyfully.
Zacchaeus is a representation of ourselves in that, though we are sinners, we are accepted by Christ. Our problem is that many things of this world keep us from seeing Jesus for who He is. Sometimes we need to “climb a tree” just to get over the problems that keep us from getting to God.
Jesus says for us to “make haste.” The time to accept Christ is now. The Bible says that today is the day of salvation. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. NOW is the accepted time to receive Jesus joyfully so that, just like Zacchaeus, you can hear Jesus say those wonderful words to you, “Today, salvation has come to this house.”