I consider Zaccheus a biblical giant. In the book of Luke, he described Zaccheus as short. Luke’s description compared Zaccheus’s height to the crowd’s stature. Zaccheus’s can-do attitude wasn’t stunted when he climbed a tree to watch Jesus passing through town.
Zaccheus was a short tax collector who didn’t allow crowd comparisons to stand in front of his determination to see Jesus. He used his tall-enough-to-reach-the-ground legs to run to a higher vantage point.
Zaccheus’s height may have differed from a towering crowd yet they shared a desire to connect with Jesus. Zaccheus united resourcefulness with anticipation and created a birds’ eye view from a timberline seat. When Jesus passed under Zaccheus’s makeshift skybox, He invited him to leave his aerial vantage point so they could share dinner that evening.
Jobs are generated to honor the beauty of varying heights. Inventions and discoveries accommodate people’s statures. For example, I wonder how the ladder or automotive industry would change if people were the same height. Measures have been taken to accommodate workers to complete whatever job they were crafted to do.
Zaccheus scaled a tree. The Little Engine climbed a mountain railway. I stretch on a lily pad of life to learn spiritual lessons. We can stretch. Internally or externally, we can ascend. With God, I know I can, I know I can.
Scaling back and doing what I can from the FROG blog,
…there was a man named Zaccheus…And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. So he ran ahead and climbed into a sycamore tree to see Him (Luke 19:2-4).