Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus. He was a tax collector and a wealthy man, but not tall enough to see over the heads of the crowd. He decided to climb a tree. Not very dignified for his position as a wealthy man, but his desire to see Jesus was so strong that up the tree he went. Imagine his consternation, and then joy when Jesus stops , looks up, and then invites him to come down as Jesus wants to stay at his house.
How many times when we are really longing to see Jesus; He comes to us and invites Himself to stay in our hearts! And what is our reaction?
Zacchaeus quickly received Jesus with joy. He also says that he will give half of his possessions to the poor. And Jesus tells him that "today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost."
Let me listen to Jesus as He invites me to come quickly as He wants to stay with me. His Heart is always open for me. Is my heart open to receive Jesus with joy?