No Room


Enjoying supper out with a couple of our grandsons.
December 22
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 
and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. 
She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, 
because there was no guest room available for them.
Luke 2:6

OK, I'm sure the inn keeper was stressed from all the travelers in town and an overbooked inn, but where was he sleeping?  If a pregnant girl showed up at my door in active labor on a busy weekend at Shiloh, would I:
A) Send her to the garage.
B) Send her to the pontoon boat.
C) Tell her to deliver in the backseat of her car.
D) Give her my bedroom.

Without the manger incident we wouldn't have "Away in a Manger."

Continuing in this contemplative mode I have to ponder if the inn keeper had enough on his plate with the guests he was caring for and really didn't want to get involved with labor and delivery that night.  Which is the perfect segue into an application for our lives.  Are our lives overflowing with the mundane, "the tyranny of the urgent", moving on up, that we don't have time for Jesus and his plan for our lives?

Lord, today we make room in our hearts for YOU. In Jesus' Name, Amen.