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Getting ourselves out of the tree

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With Jesus Christ and the power of the Kingdom of God in his heart, the little man has become quite big!

GETTING OURSELVES OUT OF THE TREE  
 
With Jesus Christ and the power of the Kingdom of God in his heart, the little man has become quite big!
 
Deacon John Ruscheinsky
 
The Gospel is about a short man named Zacchaeus who was a tax collector. When Jesus of Nazareth had entered Jericho a huge crowd had formed to hear what he had to say and to beg for healing. Zacchaeus was as curious as everyone else as to whom this Jesus was. But he couldn't even see him because the crowd was so dense and he was so short. So he climbed the tree, watched, listened, and decided that his life had to be changed - to be transformed.  Jesus said," Come down from that tree, Zacchaeus, I am going to eat at your house tonight. "So Zacchaeus left his position of power. He traded in the power of the world for the power of the Lord. He knew his riches were achieved dishonestly, so he gave half of what he owned to the poor and he declared that would repay in fourfold anyone he had cheated. With Jesus Christ and the Power of the Kingdom of God in his heart, the little man had become quite big.
 
Sometimes we put ourselves in positions where we think we are above others. We make rules for our families, or for our work, the director at the retreat center, and we are amazed by our own power. We recognize our arrogance, our self-content, our sins. And we empty ourselves of all we have before the Lord. We seek forgiveness. We give and repay.
 
Points to Pray and Ponder: Picture this--- Jesus comes to dine in your house tonight. The story of Zacchaeus is my story and your story.
 
It is the story of the little person who becomes big when he seeks the power of the Lord, the power of His Love. 
 
 
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