Zaccheus was a rich man,
From his tax collecting job.
The people didn’t like him much;
They felt they had been robbed.
Along the streets of Jericho,
One day the Lord passed through.
A crowd had gathered round-about
To see what He would do.
Zaccheus wasn’t very tall,
‘Twas hard for him to see.
But wondering who this Jesus was,
He climbed a Sycamore tree.
Jesus saw him in that tree,
And told him to come down.
For He had plans to visit him,
And spend time at his house.
Zaccheus shimmied down so fast,
He almost got a splinter!
The people grumbled, saying,
“Jesus is eating with a sinner!”
When Jesus showed him mercy,
Forgiveness and such love,
Zaccheus was rejoicing,
Feeling happy as a dove.
Excitement filled Zaccheus,
When the Lord did speak his name.
He felt so undeserving,
Of Jesus and His grace.
Zaccheus wanted to make up
For any wrong he’d done.
He promised he would help the poor,
Make right what he’d done wrong.
If we believe and trust in Him,
He’ll save us from our sin.
For Jesus died upon the Cross,
To bring us back to Him.
Fun Facts about the Sycamore Tree
(1) The Sycamore Tree is a type of Fig Tree.
(2) The fruit (fig) is a little smaller and sweeter than the Common Fig Tree.
(3) The Sycamore is sometimes referred to as a Fig-Mulberry Tree because its leaves are
similar to a Mulberry Tree.
(4) The Sycamore can live up to 800 years!
(5) It can grow up to 66 feet tall.
(Scripture Reference: Luke 19:1-10)