Is There Any Room Left?

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

For some, parties have begun, calendars are still filling, and weekends stay packed with shopping and socializing. With all the fun to be had, is there any room left for one more thing?

For others, work duties loom larger than ever. Early mornings turn into late nights, though the To-Do list is no shorter. December is the month to record final transactions and close the books for the year. With all the jobs to complete, is there any room left?

Still others, perhaps, could do without this time of year. Maybe there is little or no shopping because the funds are low, they miss the face and laughter of those they love but who are no longer with them, or life has struck an unexpected blow that hurts a bit right now. With all the emotional stirrings of the heart, is there any room left?

Years ago, about two thousand or so, on a day within which people moved about, had work to do and dared to pick up the card they’d been dealt that day, The Answer to all and any desire, purpose and hope, arrived on earth. But, the innkeeper had no room for Him.

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What about us? Do we have room for Jesus The Christ, The One in whom all joy, rest and hope, reside? Do we push clutter aside, or better yet, create a special place worthy of His abiding? Or are our days, nights and hearts so full that we know there is not an iota of space and so do not even bother to look up at The One who is asking for room?

Merry, Merry Christmas, to you.  And though you may already have your plans for the season jotted down and underway, I hope Jesus is at the top of your list and that there is a special set aside place in your home and heart, just for Him.

Tell Your Story.  Live Your Calling.

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