"And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 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." ~ Luke 2:6-7 (KJV)
There are quite a few things that stand out to me in these verses, but the most prominent one, is this: "there was no room for them." I understand the logical reasoning of this. There were many people traveling to register for the census. I'm sure most cities, at that time, were full and there wasn't room for everyone who came through. This was no surprise to the Lord, He knew and planned for this to happen. Jesus didn't come into this world with a throne, palace and riches like many Jews were expecting of the Messiah. No, the Messiah came as a humble baby boy born into the home of a carpenter and upon birth was laid in a feeding trough. Physically, there was no room for this family in Bethlehem that night. The world wasn't expecting Jesus that night, so they didn't move over to make Him welcome. That makes me wonder, how many of us today aren't expecting Jesus, so we don't make Him welcome in our lives? Do we get so busy and so absorbed in our own lives, that we forget all about Him? Do we make room for Jesus in our homes, our families, our lives? Do we allow Him the place He deserves in our lives, or do we put other things and people before Him? Where do our priorities lie?
Heavenly Father, forgive me for putting other things before You. Forgive me, Lord, for not making room for You in my every day life. I want my priorities to be right. I want You to be at the top of all my lists and I want my life to reflect that. I love you too, Lord. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
How about you?
Have you made room for Jesus in your life?
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For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. "
Hi! I'm Andrea, wife to my handsome hubby, homeschooling mama to my 5 amazing blessings (with one more on the way), and daughter of the King of kings. I am so glad you have stopped by my little piece of the web. My prayer is that the Lord will use this blog to encourage you in your personal, daily walk with Christ.