This song reminds me of the story of Zacchaeus in Luke 19. Zacchaeus was searching. He was longing for love and forgiveness. But, did anyone really see him? Did anyone really care about him? If they did see Zaccheus, did they simply snub him? Scoff at him? Scorn him? Verse 7 gives us some insight as to what the people thought of Zacchaeus, “The people began to mutter, ‘He [Jesus] has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
Compare the attitude of the self-righteous to that of Jesus’ behaviour and attitude. Our Saviour said, “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.” (9-10)
Can I encourage you to open your eyes and see the hurting … the lonely … the despondent … the despairing who live all around you? Can I encourage you to “Go!” — to reach out — to one or two or three of them for the purpose of sharing Christ’s love with them? And, for goodness sake, if by chance someone should wander into your Sunday worship service and they are not “properly dressed” or do not exhibit “proper church etiquette,” will you please receive her/him with the same attitude and behaviour of that of our Saviour, Jesus Christ????!!!!