Have you ever been thirsty or hungry or tired and not know it? I have, there have been times when I would be busy doing something and simply forget to take time to eat or drink or rest. But then I would hit a wall. I would realize that I could not keep going one more minute, because I had a need. I needed food or water or rest. When I would take a drink of cool water it would rejuvenate my whole body. It would make me wonder why it took me so long to realize that I had a need.
Zacchaeus was a man with a need. He had been so busy becoming a rich man that he did not realize how poor and tired and hungry he really was. One day he heard a crowd coming, and asked, “what is going on.?” Some one said,”Jesus is coming.” So Zaccheaus climbed a tree to see who Jesus was. When Jesus saw him in the tree He said,”Zaccheaus, come on down I am going to your house today.” That day Zaccheaus found that Jesus met a need he did not know he had.
I know that many of you today are spiritually thirsty, hungry and tired. You have been so busy trying to live life that you have neglected to care for your soul. Now, you are out on a limb and you have a need that you can not fill.
Jesus is the Son of Man who came to seek and save the lost. He is looking up at you on your limb and saying, “ come on down I want to go to your house today.” If you will receive Him, He will bring salvation to your house. Then you can quince your thirst with His living water, satisfying your hunger with the Bread of Life and rest your weary head on His gentle shoulder.
From Down Where The Pavement Ends