FRIDAY 23 December, 2016
No Room for Jesus
So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. - >Luke 2:6-7
The streets and inns were occupied with people who had traveled into the city of Bethlehem for the worldwide census. Everywhere Joseph and Mary looked for a vacant room to find rest was full to capacity. They must have knocked on many doors and inquired to see if there was a place. But there was none available, the only location left open was a humble stable, where animals where kept.
Then, Mary, went into labor, she had no midwife to help her give birth to her Son. She wrapped him in the swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger. Our Savior, the King of kings was born and laid in a humble manger used to feed the animals. Jesus, Creator of the world became created, He was both human and divine:
He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth… (Colossians 1:15-16).
It is important to understand that even though God sent His Son to be the Savior of the world (John 3:16), most people were oblivious to the miraculous event of Christ’s birth. What about today? So many people during Christmas time fill the streets of cities as they shop in stores for gifts. Yet do they stop to think about the greatest gift––God’s Son?
When Jesus knocks at the door of your heart will you let Him in? Why not make room for Jesus in your life this Christmas and accept Him as your Savior?
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
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