Zacchaeus was a short man.
He taxed the people high.
He left them poor and wanting
While he gorged on figs and pie.
One day the Lord came walking
Down the streets of Jericho.
Zacchaeus climbed a tree to see,
Since he was built so low.
"Come down quick!" Jesus said,
"I'd like to come and dine."
So off they went (while people stared)
To have some bread and wine.
"He is just not worthy,"
Cried the people in the town.
"He has been made wealthy
While our money dwindles down."
Zacchaeus felt so humbled
That the Lord would show him favor
That he vowed to pay the people back,
And now he's loyal to the Savior.
From . . . And a Poem by Kathy Mansfield