The story of Zacchaeus and Jesus (Luke19:1-10) contains a surprising recognition. As Jesus passed through the city of Jericho, a wealthy tax collector named Zacchaeus climbed a tree in order to see Him. “When Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw Him and said to him, ‘Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house’ “ (v.5). Instead of ignoring Zacchaeus or saying “Hey, you in the tree,” Jesus called him by name. From that moment on, his life began to change.
When it seems that no one knows you or cares who you are, remember Jesus. He knows us by name and longs for us to know Him in a personal way. Our Father in heaven sees us through His eyes of love and cares about every detail of our lives.
Jesus knows you by name and longs for you to know Him.