Zacchaeus

Zacchaeus is probably best known for the Sunday school song about him.  Because he was short, he couldn’t see Jesus among the crowds.  So he climbed up a sycamore tree for a better view.  Jesus calls him down from the tree and goes to his house to speak with him.

Zacchaeus was a tax collector.  In Jesus’ day, these men were notorious cheats.  When he repents, Zaccheaus declares that he will pay back four times what he has cheated everyone.