Make Room


I recall hearing the Christmas Story as a child and feeling indignation at the fact that there was no room in the inn for Jesus and his parents. How could there be no room for God’s Son? It felt so wrong to 7 year old me.

Yet, when I ponder this, I realize that in many ways I am much like the innkeeper. I do not make room for Jesus. I allow the duties of the day to take the place of my time with my Savior. I place great value in the importance of my activities and less value on my moments with my Lord. I do not say this to make anyone feel guilty, rather to help us understand the innkeeper and his situation. I am sure if He truly understood who He was entertaining that evening he would have made room. I am positive he would have extended hospitality had he known he would become a pivotal character in our Heavenly Father’s plan to redeem the world.

My prayer this Christmas season is that we would realize who we are given the privelege of entertaining, and worry less about the details of our celebration and focus more on making room for Jesus.

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
Luke 2:7

2 thoughts on “Make Room

  1. We are studying Luke in Lydia class, & today we talked about this very thing. Rita M. shared a darling story about a Christmas play gone awry. The little boy who played the innkeeper was not the best “actor”. When Mary, Joseph, & baby Jesus knocked on the door of his inn, he did not respond after many cues. Finally in frustration, “Mary & Joseph went to leave. Seeing this the “Innkeeper came running after them shouting at t he top of his lungs. Wait!!”,He can have my room.” So, yes, we must make room for Him in our lives though there are busy days weeks,months, He desperately wants a place in our hearts, & most assuredly in our dayS climb on board ,Jesus, this train is stopping at”Your” station. Toot toot!!!.


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