Zacchaeus in the Tree
One day, Jesus was walking along the road and big crowds began to form – as hundreds of people wanted to see Him and hear Him. Many wanted to be healed. But one guy was kind of short and – like kids who have trouble seeing over the tall adults at a parade, he couldn’t see anything. So, Zacchaeus climbed a tree so he could see better. Jesus spotted him and went over to him – even telling him things about his life that were embarrassing, but changed Zacchaeus for ever. Read this great story for yourself in Luke 18:18 through Luke 19:10.
It has a great message: Jesus loves us!
However, He expects more from us than just friendship. Moms and dads need to dig a little deeper as they share the treasures of the Bible with the next generation! Jesus is not merely a good example. It is vital to explain to your children such difficult topics as repentance. If we replace it with an invitation just to be God’s friend, we’re not passing on the true treasure of the Scriptures.