He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. (Luke 19:3-4)
When Jesus came to Jericho, Zacchaeus just had to “see what he was like.” In John 6:44, Jesus says “no one can come to me unless the Father draws Him.” The tug that Zacchaeus felt inside was the grace of God drawing him to his Son. Chances are that God wished to draw others to come out into the street and see the Savior of the world. But many probably were just too busy. For them it was just business as usual. -Dr. Marcelino D’Ambrosio
Zacchaeus wanted to see who Jesus was and he set out to find Him. He did not let obstacles (his height, crowds filled with people who didn’t like him) stop him. He finds a solution and isn’t deterred by the obstacles- he literally goes up a tree to find Jesus. Zacchaeus searches for Jesus and finds Him- and his act of faith changes everything.
But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29)
Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable
Love unstoppable, anything is possible (Thrive, Casting Crowns)