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Thursday, December 23, 2010

No Vacancy Still

The year was 1964 and there I was as a 2 year old the “Inn Keeper” in the church Christmas program. My big line was “There is no room in the Inn” Those words, "There was no room for them in the inn," reminds me of a story of an experience a family had several years ago. They had been traveling all day, and were trying to find a motel where they could spend the night. It was getting late, and the children were tired and fidgety. As they drove along the highway, their hopes were dashed time and again by the sight of NO VACANCY signs. As the father, responsible for the well- being of his family, he was frustrated and discouraged. But then he thought of Mary and Joseph. How much worse it must have been when they arrived in Bethlehem and found no rooms available! He could imagine Joseph pleading with the manager of the inn, telling him of Mary's condition and their desperate need for a suitable place where she could give birth to her child. Luke tells us that "there was no room for them in the inn," and that when Mary gave birth to Jesus she "wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger."

Today, nearly 20 centuries later, millions of people have no room for Jesus. Although they participate enthusiastically in the festivities of the Christmas season, they keep Him out of their lives. The "No Vacancy" sign is there. .

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 (King James Version)

Dear Lord we pray that we will always have room for you in our live and our heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen

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