“He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycomore tree to see him, because he was going to pass that way. When Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, hurry and come down; for I must stay at your house today.’ So he hurried down and was happy to welcome him. All who saw it began to grumble and said, ‘He has gone to be the guest of one who is a sinner.’ Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor; and if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I will pay back four times as much.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house, because he too is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.’” (Luke 19:1-10) I heard a New Testament scholar once speak upon how often it is that Jesus does something remarkable on his way to do something else. This is a perfect example of that. Luke explicitly tells us that Jesus was passing through Jericho on the way to Jerusalem. But enter the “wee little man,” Zacchaeus. Everything stops beginning with our Lord himself. Jesus is no longer passing through, now he “must stay.” Why? Because Zacchaeus is so good or so important? No, of course not. On the contrary, Jesus stops because the miraculous is happening: a sinner is being saved, the lost is being found. I am so thankful, so very thankful that Jesus has always stopped for me. How about you? As you are passing through to some place else today, is there someone for whom our Lord might have you stop? Have a great week!