Friday, May 23, 2008
Making Room for Jesus
“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 2:7)
Imagine for a moment that it’s your birthday and your friends and family have decided to throw you a party. It isn’t just any party. It’s a mega party. Everyone you know is there.
There are gifts galore and the largest cake you have ever seen. Your name is strung in lights outside the house. Pictures of you are on display. Songs with your name in them are playing in the background.
But there is just one small problem with your birthday party. Someone forgot to invite you.
At first, you think it is an oversight. You know they want you to be there. But when you arrive at the party, the music is so loud and everyone is so preoccupied that no one opens the door, even though you are pounding on it.
Then you actually see some people notice you and say something to each other. But they go back to their conversation without stopping to let you in.
What you don’t realize is they have decided to just ignore you, assuming that you eventually will get tired of knocking and will go away.
How many people actually take time for Jesus? We often forget to make room in our schedules for Him.
Will you make room for the things of God? Even Christians can become so busy that we forget about Jesus. Is there room in your life for Him?
Copyright © 2008 by Harvest Ministries. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New King James Version, copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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