Parking - A Praise and A Request

Parking - A Praise and A Request
“Behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not.” – Luke 19:2-3

I have always loved the story of Zacchaeus. I can remember learning it from my parents and Sunday School teachers as a young child. Recently, I read it to my eight-month-old son in his Bible storybook. The story of Zacchaeus is simple enough for a child to understand but deep enough for adults to benefit from time and time again.

 Zacchaeus was a regular man. Yes he was a tax collector, and yes he was short, but at the end of the day he was a regular man like you and me. But this regular man was after something very special – “he was seeking to see who Jesus was.” So he went to where Jesus was. But once he arrived, he encountered a problem. He couldn’t get to Jesus “on account of the crowd.” Thankfully, Zacchaeus was a creative man. He found a sycamore tree, climbed it, and so managed to see Jesus.

By the grace of God, “a crowd” has begun to gather at Christ Presbyterian on Sunday mornings. Why? Just like the crowd in Luke, they are coming to see Jesus. And nearly every week, a new face – a Zacchaeus – is among that crowd. But the similarity doesn’t stop there. Because of the number of people coming to worship on Sundays, we are consistently running out of parking places at the church. We want to make it as easy as possible for our visitors to see who Jesus is.
To that end, I have a favor to ask. If you are able, would you begin parking next door at the Trione Sports Complex on Sunday mornings? The more parking spots we can free up for our visitors, the easier it will be for our them to come and meet with Jesus.

Your Pastor and Friend,
John Knox Foster

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