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Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of numerous books for children, including Larger-Than- Life Lara. She lives in West Salem, Ohio, with her husband and their three children.
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ZACCHAEUS'S SIDE OF THE STORY
I'm "Shorty" Zacchaeus. The crowds know my name. My job: collect taxes. I make it a game. The Romans get rich. And Zacchaeus? The same!
But lately, I've heard about Jesus.
They say He's God's Son — could it really be true? They claim that He healed a blind beggar or two, Made thousands of loaves out of only a few.
I like what I've heard about Jesus.
"He's coming! It's Jesus!" The shouts reach my ears. "He's passing through Jericho! Give Him three cheers!" I race to the pathway in case He appears.
I think that I'd like to see Jesus.
The city has gathered, and crowds line the street. My money can't buy me a good ringside seat. I wish I were taller — I only see feet.
I must find a way to see Jesus.
WAIT! YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE FINISHED, DIDN'T YOU?
IT'S TIME TO TAKE ANOTHER LOOK! CLOSE THEN FLIP THIS STORYBOOK!
JESUS' SIDE OF THE STORY
I'm Jesus of Nazareth, God's only Son. I lived on the earth till My mission was done. I came for all people — Zacchaeus was one.
God sent Me to those who were lost.(Continues…)
Excerpted from "Zacchaeus and Jesus"
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