Climbing to get a better View
And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
And behold, there was a man named Zacchae-us, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
Climbing poles is a necessary skill for being a line worker. To climb as defined by Webster’s dictionary: a place where climbing is necessary to progress. In most cases, climbing is a skill used when; you can’t get a bucket truck to the location. It has been used other times, to fix trouble in backyards or new construction to give apprentices experience. A line worker will develop the essential skills to climb poles, whenever it becomes necessary.
As a young boy, I enjoyed climbing trees to see the top of neighbors’ houses or the city from a different view. In the scripture above, Zacchaeus was shorter than most of the people who tried to observe Jesus that day. Now there is nothing wrong about climbing a tree to get a better view at Jesus walking down the street. Being of little stature, seeing Jesus was difficult because of the crowd. Just as he climbed the tree, we need to climb above our everyday problems to get a better view. With a better view, we can make a better decision in life. Sure we may cut out from time to time, but at least we are trying to get that better view in life. Everyone who has every climbed a pole has cutout once or twice. We should always learn from our mistakes.
Lord, help me to always get a better look at each situation in my life. Let me climb above the crowds, the talk, and the drama in life to get the right avenue to proceed. Teach me to spiritually climb above each stage in my life, so that I can become the person of God that you have designed for my life.