Sir and madam, the savior will see you now.
Today is a good day to meet Jesus.
Today is the only day to meet Jesus. Tomorrow never gets here and yesterday is “gone, gone, gone”.
Zacchaeus climbed a tree in hopes to see Jesus. What he didn’t realize was that He already had an appointment and Jesus was looking for him.
“9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”‘
In John 4 John recorded the story of Jesus meeting with a Samaritan women at the well outside a little village called Sychar. In verse 4 it says “now he had to go through Samaria.” He didn’t have to go that way as a travel direction. The normal way to go was up the Jordan river valley to completely avoid encountering the “despised” samaritans. He had to go that way because he had an appointment with a woman with a checkered past and a terrible future.
“The woman said, “I know that Messiah (called Christ) is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.”
Then Jesus declared, “I, the one speaking to you- I am he.”
He revealed who he was to her and changed her life and the lives of everyone in her village.
Sometimes we fuss and fume. We go all lengths to make a way to meet with God but he is already looking for us. He met me in the back room of my parents restaurant on a Sunday morning. I was standing beside the dishwasher. I understood grace. That salvation was Gods gift, not something to be earned.
” For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Eph 2:8-10)
Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross to pay for all my sin, for all of our sins. Thank you for seeking me out and finding me where I was. Thank you for loving me so much Jesus. Find some of my friends today, bless those who are hurting, heal, comfort and restore. Do what you do best Jesus- create new life!
The good news is God is looking for you, to bless you not to harm you. To give you a future and a hope.
The villagers in Sychar where the woman lived said this: “ We no longer believe just because of what you said; we now have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the savior of the world.”
Will trust Jesus as your savior today? If you already know him, will you tell just one other person about him, and what he’s done for you?