Monday, August 11, 2008

Simply Jesus - The Lost

Luke 19 & 20

(v 10)
For the Son of Man came to find and restore the lost.

This sums up Jesus message and purpose here on earth. This little story about about a little man tels it all.

Tax Collectors were probably amongst the hated of people in Jesus time as they all took money for themselves from the "taxes" imposed. Each hand that the tax passed would take a little out for themselves before it finally ended up where it should.

Zaccheaus being the "Chief" Tax Collector was pretty high up in the food chain so would have been very badly thought of. But it was to Him that Jesus focused in on. There was obviously a great crowd with many people to choose from but Jesus choose the most hated.

I think he was making a point. Our job is not to "do" church in our nice little box for the next few years but to FIND and RESTORE the lost by introducing them to Jesus.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice one

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