In this passage from the Book of Luke, Jesus encounters Zacchaeus, a chief tax collector and therefore a despised, corrupt traitor against his own people. Surprisingly, Zacchaeus demonstrates an urgent need to see Jesus, and even runs ahead of the crowds and climbs a tree to get a better view. Jesus calls him down by name and invites himself to stay at his house, to which Zacchaeus responds with repentance and restitution to those he defrauded. This account encourages us, telling us that no one is too far away from God’s amazing grace, and it also challenges us, making us take a look at how our own lives have demonstrated our faith. From our Sunday service at Grace Bible Church of Bend

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