May 10-16 Family Devotions
These short devotions are from Sally Lloyd-Jones’ book,
“Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing.”
Week of May 10-16
Theme: JESUS IS THE FRIEND OF SINNERS
One day, Jesus visited the important city of Jericho and had a meeting.
Who with? The mayor? The bishop?
No. Jesus made a beeline straight for… the biggest sinner he could find. (Who, by the way, was quite small and up a tree.)
It would be like going to Washington D.C. and instead of having tea with the president, finding the worst criminal and having tea with him.
Zacchaeus was the most hated, despised man in the whole city and—of all people—he was the one Jesus chose to have tea with. (Back then it was scandalous—it was like saying, “Let’s be friends!”)
The important people sneered, “Jesus is the friend of sinners!”
They were right.
Jesus loves sinners. And they’re the whole reason he came.