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Friday, December 20, 2013

Making Room for Jesus

In review of Luke 2:7 it says, "She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them."

Bottom line:
She gave birth to her first, a son.  She wrapped him in cloths and laid him in an animal's feeding trough, as there was no room anywhere for them to stay.

What this means to me:

The coming of our Savior happened in the lowest of settings, there was “no lodging available” for Joseph, Mary and Jesus at any of the places of lodging. I know my wife would not appreciate it if we went away and then couldn’t find any place to stay at night. The coming of the eternal God and our promised Messiah had been anticipated for thousands of years. Prophecies had foretold the truth that the Savior of the world would be coming. His birth was so important that it split our history into B.C. and A.D. However, when the Son of God came into the world, there was no room for him. I can’t be too harsh on the innkeeper for not having room for Jesus. I too, do it all the time. There are time when I miss giving him the significance in my life that he deserves. I often fill up my schedule with events that can crowd out the significance of Jesus. I tend to spend my money on comforts or gadgets. I spend a lot of my time advancing with work, school, etc. What’s important is having room in the “inn of my life” to accept and cherish Jesus and what he has done for me.  So no matter how busy my schedule might get these coming weeks, I want to make sure I pursuing my daily time with him so that I don’t miss out on what’s best.