Wednesday November 9
Jesus came to save the lost
  • Ezekiel 47:1-2,8-9,12
  • Psalm 46:3-6, 8, 11
  • John 2:13-22

As we celebrate the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica let us reflect on Zacchaeus’ story, as it gives us hope to prepare us to become worthy temples for God’s presence. Luke 19:10 says – “For the Son of man has come to seek out and save what was lost”. Jesus himself says that salvation has come to Zacchaeus’ house on account of being a descendant of Abraham. Why is such importance given to Abraham, the father of faith? When we study the nature and character of Abraham, other than Jesus himself coming from his lineage, Abraham’s complete and utter dedication and obedience to God is a trait that God loved. We too are descendants of Abraham and heirs to salvation in Christ. Do we need to be sought out and saved? Have we lost our way like Zacchaeus? Do we even realise if we are lost? Just like Zacchaeus climbed up the tree and began his journey to be saved, let us do a self evaluation. When we make the first move, the Lord Jesus will do the rest.

Prayer: Abba Father, I desire to be sought and found by you. May your salvific grace convict me so that I live out my calling. Amen.

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