If you found out that Jesus (in physical form) was coming to your house for dinner tomorrow night…what would you do? Would you run to the grocery store, or would you pull out what you have and then ask him to bless it? Because after all, you’ve heard He can do a lot with just a little.
If you were preparing the meal, what would you serve Him? The very best…maybe your special dish that everybody loves, or perhaps what you’ve heard He likes: fish, bread, and maybe some figs. Or, would you prefer to take Him out to dinner?
Would you clean your whole house or only the parts that He might see?
How would you greet Him when He arrives?
In Luke 19:1-9 we read about Jesus inviting himself to the home of a man named Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus didn’t have time to warn his wife and family…time to clean up…or time to be sure they had plenty of food. But it didn’t really matter to Zacchaeus. When Jesus said, “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today,” Zacchaeus immediately climbed down and, with great excitement and joy, took Jesus to his house.
Remember, Zacchaeus had climbed up a tree so he could see Jesus because he had heard He was going to be passing by. It’s interesting to note that Zacchaeus was not only looking for Jesus but he was also thrilled to take Jesus home with him. How about you? Are you looking for Jesus on a daily basis? Are you consistently welcoming Him with open arms into your activities...your home...your life?
Zacchaeus discovered that when he welcomed Jesus in, he was fed as he’d never been fed before. Not only that, Jesus cleaned him up from the inside out, and Zacchaeus’ life was forever changed, for Jesus said, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham.”
Jesus doesn’t just want to visit for a little while, He wants to make His home in you. In John 14:23, Jesus said, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.”
How about inviting Him to make Himself at home in your life, not only today but every day.
Prayer: Jesus, thank you for making your home in me. Mi casa es su casa. Amen
Bro. Joe Metts