Luke 19:1-10 KJV
1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. 4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. 6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. 7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. 8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. 9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Today I turned to the story of Zacchaeus when I opened my Bible. It is a familiar Bible story and I sing the song with my children often; however, as I was reading it today, I remembered something I had seen once. It was a facebook meme that said that long before Zacchaeus wanted to see Christ, God had already planted and grew the tree he climbed.
What comfort it is to know that long before we have a need, God has already taken care of it! He has already orchestrated what needed to be done for all the puzzle pieces to be put together. He has taken care of all the details. How silly it seems to me now to think of all the worrying I do about situations I have no control over. Just as Zacchaeus couldn't help that he was small, I can't help some aspects of my life. But . . .it doesn't matter! God has already taken care of it!