“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 2:7
In Luke chapter two we read about Mary and Joseph having to go to Bethlehem for a census that was decreed by the Roman Empire. Bethlehem was a tiny town and many people were from there, but not many lived there. There were only about 300 residents there at the time of Christ’s birth.
With a population that small, and many converging on the city for the census housing would have been in short supply. However we are all innkeepers that need to decide if there is room in our heart for Jesus. We live in a society that pulls us many different directions. Often times we lose track of what our priorities should be. It would make sense that out top priority would be the savior of the world, but sadly during this time of year we tend to think about “stuff”. Will you make room for Jesus in your heart this holiday season? Or will you turn him away and say there is no room for you?