Intimate Moments with the Savior Author:Ken Gire "The thought captivates Zacchaeus: a Messiah who's a friend of tax collectors. And with a schoolboy's eagerness he shinnies up the sycamore to see him. Suddenly Jesus stops. He looks up at Zacchaeus. Shafts of the Savior's love filter through the branches. A long-awaited dawn shines on a despised tax collector. And a strange warmth begins to sti... more »r the cold darkness of his soul.
"For years he rendered unto Caesar; now he must render unto Christ an account of himself. But the Savior isn't looking for an audit. He is looking for something else. He searches Zacchaeus's eyes to find that stepped-on part of his life. And on it he sees every footprint, every heel mark. "Zacchaeus," he calls him by name, and asks for a place to stay.
"Zacchaeus locks onto the eyes that search the far reaches of his soul. They are the eyes both of a king and a friend."
None who knew the soul-searching gaze of the Master were left unchanged. Nicodemus . . . the woman at the well . . . the thief on the cross. . . with poignant words. Ken Gire helps us to picture their faces, feel their emotions, and enter into their encounters with Jesus in ways that transform our own hearts.« less