January 21

DAILY READINGS: Gen. 27; Job 34:1-35:16; Matt. 14:13-36

He [Zacchaeus] was seeking to see who Jesus was. Luke 19:3
Jesus…said…”I must stay at your house today.” Luke 19:5
Jesus said…”Today salvation has come to this house.” Luke 19:9

Zacchaeus knew Jesus was passing through Jericho and he may have thought that something special would happen that day. When Jesus looked up, called his name and said, “I must stay at your house today”, he knew something very special was happening. But when Jesus declared, “today salvation has come”, Zacchaeus knew this was a day like no other. Have you met Jesus face to face? Meeting Him will change everything. —Ken Gross

Oh what a wonderful, wonderful day—day I will never forget.
After I’d wandered in darkness away, Jesus my Saviour I met.
—J. W. Peterson