Pastor Reginald Spight
"CONNECTING PEOPLE TO GOD"
to Living Water Baptist Church
of Memphis, Tennessee. We are a church organized for the
glory of God and built upon the sole foundation of the Lord
Connecting People to
God is our Responsibility!
salvation has come to this house. —Luke 19:9
Daniel Clark walks the city
streets looking for Zacchaeus. Well, not the actual one in
the Bible—Jesus already found him. Daniel and some
friends who serve with an urban ministry do what Jesus did
in Luke 19. They go purposefully through town to meet with
and help those in need.
Daniel walks house to house in his neighborhood,
knocking on doors and saying to whoever peeks out, “Hi,
I’m Daniel . Do you have any needs I can pray for?” It’s
his way of opening up communication and—like Jesus did
with tax-collector Zacchaeus—seeking to supply needed
counsel and spiritual life and hope.
Notice what Jesus did. Luke simply says that Jesus “passed
through” Jericho (Luke 19:1). Of course, a crowd gathered,
as usually occurred when Jesus came to town. Zacchaeus,
being “height challenged,” climbed a tree. Jesus, while
passing through, walked right over to his tree and told
him He had to visit at his house. That day salvation came
to Zacchaeus’s house. Jesus had “come to seek and to save
that which was lost” (v.10).
Do we look for Zacchaeus? He is everywhere, needing
Jesus. In what ways can we share Christ’s love with people
who need the Savior?
God, guide our steps toward and not away
from those who need You. Then guide our words
and our actions so that we can be purposeful
in our encounters with others.
God’s good news is too good to keep to