The Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.    (Luke 19:10)

The Dhinakarans Dearly beloved ,

The Lord Jesus Christ came to the world to save mankind.

Once when Lord Jesus was passing through Jericho, a short- statured man, Zacchaeus, was hiding himself on a Sycamore tree to see Him. When He came near the tree, He stopped, looked up and called out to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today" (Luke 19:5). He hastily came down, and receiving Him happily, took Him to his house.

When people saw this, they murmured saying, "He has gone to be the guest of a 'sinner'" (Luke 19:7). Nevertheless, He visited his house and told him, "Today salvation has come to this house…For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost" (Luke 19:9,10).

Many years ago, a young trader, fired by greed, labored hard to amass wealth. But he encountered only losses in his enterprise. As a result his wife deserted him; his children too left him. Weighed down by worries, he was afflicted with a disease! Doctors opined it to be a fatal disease! He was lying on his bed in despair in the hospital one morning when a sweet song floated through the air and reached his ears, to his pleasant surprise. With great difficulty, he walked slowly in the direction of where it came from. There the morning service on in a church. The hymn ‘God will take care of you’ was being sung gleefully.

The impact of the hymn on him was so deep that he began to cry out in prayer: “O Lord, I surrender my life into Your hands. Though I have known You, I was backslidden with the wrong goals of accumulating wealth and enjoying the pleasures of the world; now I have lost everything.” Our Lord, hearing his repentant lament, granted him the joy of salvation as He has done to Zacchaeus! A profound joy and peace filled his heart! In no time, his body was healed! He began his commercial enterprise again; God blessed his labour. Today, he is flourishing as a multi-millionaire!

Our Lord Jesus who called Zacchaeus by name, forgave his sins and gave him salvation, is quite eager to knock at our heart’s door, enter in and grant us salvation. He says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).

In accordance with this word, God will come and dwell in our hearts. Joy and peace which the world cannot give will fill us. He will grant us double the joy of salvation, which we have lost, and bless us!

The Lord Jesus Christ came to the world to save mankind. When you invite Him into your heart and completely yield your life to Him, He will come and live in you. He shall grant you the precious gift of salvation.


Loving Lord Jesus,

You came to the world to seek and save the lost. I invite You into my heart and completely yield my life into Your hands. Please come and dwell in my heart and grant me Your forgiveness and the joy of salvation. Pour Your divine peace into my heart.

In Your matchless name I pray,