From Comfort to Salvation
Jesus' salvation of Zacchaeus speaks directly into our society today. We are surrounded by those who are lost, but who are comfortable in their lostness. They are, at best, happy to observe Jesus from a distance, unaware of their true spiritual need. But Jesus came to save just such people. There is an urgency and power to Jesus' words "I must stay at your house" that provokes a saving response of joy and faith in Zacchaeus.