No Room In The Inn
How Jesus’ birth in a manager made room for you.
And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7
Where does Jesus have a place? Do you invite Him in?
For the innkeepers in Bethlehem that night, the answer was no.
And so Jesus spent the rest of His life on earth without a place to call home. A feeding trough was His first cradle. His formative years spent as a refugee in Egypt. He wandered for forty days in the wilderness before His ministry began.
“Foxes have holes, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.”
The God who created it all had no home. Why? So that there would always be room for you.
Jesus emptied himself of His privilege when He came as the ultimate Christmas present. Humility compelled Him to sleep in a stable. Humility compelled Him to carry the cross. And it’s because of that cross, we have a forever home with Him.
The cross, God’s gift of His Son, makes Christmas beautiful.
And so now we’re back where it all began. “Behold,” Jesus says, “I stand at the door and knock. If any man hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with Him, and He with me.”
Jesus is a filler and not a forcer. He will never force himself into your life, but He will beckon you to experience life with Him.
The only question is, do you invite Him in?