“Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord…” (v 8)
It takes incredible bravery to stand up and confess your sins – especially when your sins have gotten you everything you have ever wanted. Zacchaeus chose righteousness over appearances, honoring Christ over seeking honor.
And the fascinating thing is that Jesus never said anything to Zacchaeus about giving things away. Zacchaeus comes up with that on his own. He knew what was right. He just needed a reason to act on that knowledge. Jesus taking notice of him was more than reason enough.
Take a few minutes to look at yourself in the mirror. What do you see? Are there elements you are ashamed of? Offer yourself – all of you that you see, warts and all – to the Lord. Can you give yourself to Him?