Tuesday: 20th November, 2018
Reference text: Luke 19:1-10
Luke 19:3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
Zacchaeus, mentioned in the Gospel today, had one and only one goal: ‘to see what Jesus was like’. Even though that single intention was small and ought to have been easy to attain, his stature was against him. Hence, the decision to climb a tree. By doing so, that small intention became something major: with nothing standing in his way, he suddenly realised there was more he could do, and more he wanted to do.
He was armed only with a desire to see Jesus. That prompted a single tree climbing experience, the ripple effects of which are evident in his subsequent actions: giving back in fourfold those he had cheated and half his property to the poor.
Considering some of the big rivers in nature, one might be surprised to see how small their sources actually are. Likewise, big things rarely ever start big, they often begin small. Therefore, although small at source, while meandering through rocky mountains, dense rainforests and through scorching heat, these rivers gather momentum and expand in size.
Beloved, one cannot expect to be at the top of their game with fear and no desire to start from somewhere, even somewhere small.
Remember # ‘No building is built from the roof down, it is always from the bottom up. So don’t be afraid to start small.