What is the significance of the sycamore tree in the Bible?
When Jesus reached the spot he looked up at the sycamore tree (actually a sycamore-fig ficus sycomorus), addressed Zacchaeus by name, and told him to come down, for he intended to visit his house. A sycamore tree symbolizes strength, protection, eternity, and divinity.
What is the moral of the story of Zacchaeus?
Zacchaeus teaches us that when you make a solid effort to experience Jesus, you are rewarded. It means seeking him with all your heart and doing everything he would have you do!
What was Zacchaeus problem?
societal fears of disability often warp how we read the Bible. But the Zacchaeus story challenges the normate assumption that disability is a problem needing to be fixed or eliminated. All human beings can be accepted as children of Abraham regardless of their physical characteristics or capabilities.
Why is Zacchaeus so interested in Jesus?
Zacchaeus must have been efficient, organized, and aggressive in his work. Zacchaeus was eager to see Jesus, suggesting that his interest went deeper than mere curiosity. He was a seeker after the truth. When he repented, he paid back those he had cheated.
What does the story of Zacchaeus teach us about forgiveness?
It’s important that children learn about forgiveness so that they know that when they make mistakes they can learn and grow from them. By using this Zacchaeus worksheet as a starting point, you can allow children to think freely about times when they might have made bad choices and were forgiven for them.