To know my Jesus

Are you past the point of weary?
Is your burden weighing heavy?
Is it all too much to carry?
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus
Do you feel that empty feeling?
‘Cause shame’s done all its stealing
And you’re desperate for some healing
Let me tell you ’bout my Jesus. -Anne Wilson

We all come to a point when we are weary. So heavy-laden with burdens, that are just too much to carry. We all have shame we hold from past choices. And we all need healing from those feelings deep inside us. We have likely tried every “potion” the world has offered, and still have not found the healing we so long for.

I know this, because I tried looking for all the solutions from the world and all its promises once, too. But I never found any help there. So…let me tell you ‘bout my Jesus.

Jesus entered Jericho and made his way through the town. There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd.  So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way. When Jesus came by, he looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” he said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.” Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. But the people were displeased. “He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner,” they grumbled. Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!” Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Luke 19:1-10, NLT

Oh, wait. What’s Zacchaeus got to do with Jesus? Well, he wasn’t letting anything stop him from getting to Him. He knew Jesus was his ticket to healing, and he was going to all lengths to see him, to hear him, to get to him. Sell everything he had. Pay it all back, even!

That’s how much he really wanted to know Jesus.

How much do we want to know Him? How much are we willing to give up to be saved? Are we willing to let go of our easy life? Our pleasures? So we can have the life He has promised to us when we accept Him? Are you willing to ask the tough questions? Crack open the Bible and sit a while? Do what those Red Letters are asking you to do?

Are you ready to hear about, learn about, and be about my Jesus?

Note: When I saw the video version for this song, it spoke to me for a very specific reason. Want to know why (Hint: It has to do with a Bible)? I’ll tell you THAT story in Sunday’s post, where I have begun sharing some of the stories that God has been leading me to share on this journey to trust and faith in my Jesus.

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