Open In App

Every Story Starts Here

Zacchaeus was a powerful and successful tax collector. Roman tax collectors were known in Israel as immoral cheaters. However, in Luke 19, we see how even Zacchaeus --  a man many people would have considered a lost cause -- was changed by one encounter with Jesus. After seeing Jesus for the first time, Zacchaeus says to the Lord, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have overcharged people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!” (Luke 19:8).  After meeting Jesus, Zacchaeus realized he had changes to make. His newfound faith completely transformed his behavior, making it easy for all to see the Holy Spirit living within him as he gave to the poor and repaid those he swindled money from.

The Bible is filled with men and women whose lives were changed when they encountered Jesus. It is impossible to meet Jesus and remain the same. Jesus changes us from the inside out and our faith results in action. Our stories proclaim our salvation as we use our experience to help others meet Jesus, both showing and telling others of the change He has made in us.


How can you use your story to help others see Jesus today?

Never shared your story? Learn how at

How often do you ask other people to share their story? Ask a friend how they met Jesus and take a moment to marvel at how Jesus transforms lives.

Like what you just read? Download the NewSpring App for an even better reading experience. You can read, share, and bookmark your favorites quickly and easily from your phone.

We want you to have a safe experience while using our site.

Unfortunately, there are security risks associated with your browser. To keep you protected we will be discontinuing support to this browser. Please visit for a secure browser update.