Luke 19:10 - The Why of Christmas.
Luke 19:10 (NLT) For the Son of Man came to
seek and save those who are lost.
All around us are reminders that
Christmas is here. Frankly, it seems to get earlier
every year. I think I maybe even saw Christmas
decorations for sale in August.
Even so, I love to hear those great
Christian Christmas songs being played wherever I go.
Suddenly Im hearing the name of Jesus in public,
and there's something very special about that.
This month we talk a lot about the where
and the what surrounding Jesus birth. But I
want to focus for a moment on the why. Jesus was
born in a stable in Bethlehem to save us from our
In fact, Jesus revealed to a man named
Zacchaeus the reason He came to this earth. When Jesus
showed up in Jericho, it was a big deal. Zacchaeus
couldnt see above the crowd, but no one wanted
anything to do with him because he was a tax
collector. That means he took advantage of people. He
effectively ripped them off. Therefore, he didnt have
a friend in town.
So Zacchaeus climbed a tree to get a view
of Jesus. Imagine his shock when Jesus stopped,
looked up, and called him by name. Jesus said,
Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home
today (Luke 19:5 NLT).
After all, how can you reach a sinner if
you dont spend some time with him? That day
Zacchaeus walked into his home a sinner, and he walked
out a saint. And that is what spending time with
Jesus will do.
There in the home of Zacchaeus, Jesus
revealed the reason He came. He said, Salvation
has come to this home today For the Son of
Man came to seek and save those who are lost
(verses 9"10 NLT).
Thats why Jesus came - to seek and
save lost people. [Greg Laurie from Harvest
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If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred