Zacchaeus climbs a tree to see Jesus.
He needs to overcome three obstacles of status, shame and a critical/negative spirit to encounter Jesus.
The handicaps of Zacchaeus become his greatest asset. We all have handicaps, shortcomings and defects of character. If we allow those to inhibit us from taking a step forward and taking a risk with the Lord, we will not gain anything.
He takes a risk to overcome these obstacles.
Jesus is passing through. Will I climb the tree of the Cross as Jesus did and encounter Him and welcome Him into the house of my life?