Luke 2:4-7

NO ROOM

MEMORY VERSE: Luke 2:7: 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, the physician, recorded the details of the birth of Jesus. Though there was no doctor present for the occasion, one was chosen to bring the message to mankind. Dr. Luke explained why the Saviour was born in a stable: because there was no room for them in the inn."

There was no room for Jesus in the innkeeper's place of business. The city was crowded because of the taxing and the rooms were full. Business was just too good to have room for Jesus. The innkeeper didn't know that he had turned away his most important guests. We learn so slowly. The Saviour is more important than earnings. Peace with God should have priority over profits. Do not let business rob you of blessings.

There was no room for Jesus in the innkeeper's home. Could he not have made room for Mary, who was great with child, in his family quarters? But most do not have room for Jesus in their homes. Like the innkeeper, many turn the Saviour away in favor of the passing things of this world.

There was no room for Jesus in the social life of Bethlehem. The mood was light in busy Bethlehem. It was a time of meeting old friends and trading tales. Wine flowed freely. The inn was the center of the action. The place to be. The celebrating crowd did not know that the real cause for celebration was taking place out in yonder stable. In their drive for diversion, they missed the miracle.

Have you made room for Jesus in your heart and home?


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