You’re telling me there’s a song that goes with this Bible story?
But you won’t let me post it because it might irritate some of my friends?
Oh, it’s a kid’s song?
What about a dog song? Woo woo!
I’m still waiting for Jesus to give me extra treats.
Okay, I’ll listen to the story.
But if I don’t like it I’m gonna start singing.
Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
I bet Zacchaeus has some extra treats for me.
What? Nobody liked tax collectors?
Then he really needs to give me some treats.
I’ll like him if he gives me treats.
I am listening.
Zacchaeus wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
Okay, now I’ve got it.
In order to get Jesus’ attention you’ve got to be up in a tree.
Sounds easy enough.
Oh wait. What do I do?
I don’t know how to climb a tree.
Scratchy, come here. Now!
I need you to give me tree climbing lessons.
I’ll listen – as soon as I get up in this tree.
All the people saw this and began to mutter, “Jesus has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
I guess Jesus had better think twice about who’s house he visits.
But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
Zacchaeus, I think you cheated me out of some treats.
Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”
I think the only thing that’s been lost are my treats.
Don’t tell my person, but if you really want to hear the song about Zacchaeus, it’s right here.