“Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.’” (Luke 19:9–10, NIV84)
In our last devotion we asked the question “Who is seeking whom?” We talk so much about man’s pursuit of God. Jesus, in this encounter with Zacchaeus, makes it clear that He is the one doing the seeking. In our verse for today, Jesus says, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” You see, if we are seeking anything it can often be characterized as an aimless pursuit. Why? Because we are by nature “lost.” We tend to know something is missing in our lives. We just don’t know where to find what’s missing.
What an amazing God we have. He comes to this earth so that He might find us in our lost condition and set us on the path of truth. He tells Zacchaeus in our text for today that “salvation has come to this house.” Jesus did not come to give us subtle hints to truth. No! He came as “the way, the truth and the life.” He came seeking us so that He might save us from our lost condition. His work is not complete until we fully find our place in His eternal kingdom.
Today, may we be grateful to God for His relentless pursuit of our salvation.