“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”
– Roy L Smith
No room in the Inn
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
There are only six days until Christmas, and many of us are busy shopping and wrapping gifts for friends and family. The shopping and the list of things to do gets ticked off, but is there a little room in our hearts for Jesus during this season?
It was a similar day in Bethlehem when Joseph and Mary were on their way to register themselves for the census. Everyone was busy, the inns were full, and there was no room for the baby to be born. When we crowd ourselves with lots things to do, we have very little room for Jesus and we may send Him away as well.
We too are very busy entertaining and buying gifts, but are we able to take time to receive the best gift that the Lord has prepared for us? It will be good for all of us to take time off and reflect on this beautiful gift so that we will remember the reason for the season.
Let not the busyness of the season rob me of the meaning of Your birth, and may there always be room in my heart for You. Amen.
God bless you
Your obedient servants in Christ,
Theo and Manju