Do you remember ever being in a hard/desperate situation and needed someone to talk to and then you saw that person and said, “thank God,He knows what I need”; but before you could get close enough to him, he turned and left as if he never saw you at HEB, Walmart, Academy,mall or even at the church? WOW, ever been there? I am so glad youask, here we go.
If you were that person that turned the other way and left, look atthe opportunity that you lost. Always remember, Jesus is our example
In Luke 19:1-10 (NIV) Zacchaeus the Tax Collector was the person in adesperate situation, even though he had a great job with benefits and a lot of money. He needed help.gnore
19 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there bythe name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could notsee over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him,
“Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
9 Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Think about this for a minute, whether you are the one in need or the one that needs to share/help, are great examples of our daily living. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” the Golden Rule!