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The Desire to See God

“Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.” – Luke 19:1-4 How desperately do we want to see God? That is the question the story of Zacchaeus prompts us to ask. The Bible says this man from Jericho was a chief tax collector and that he was rich. Since we learned previously that Jewish tax collectors were thieves and crooks working for the Roman Empire, he was an unlikely subject to be chasing after the Lord…but something about Jesus intrigued him. His quest, however, was made challenging by the fact that he was short. Since the

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