And she (Mary) gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room available in the inn for them, Luke 2:7.
This is the week that we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We all anticipate gifts and interactions with family and friends. It’s a time to connect and enjoy. Even with the pandemic surrounding us, we are creating ways of relating.
Consider Mary & Joseph seeking a place to stay. They were turned away, because there was active taxation under Caesar Augustus. This meant that everyone traveled to their own city to be taxed and the spaces at the inn were in demand.
Doesn’t this always happen? One activity overlaps another. In our daily lives, we are working, interfacing with family or friends, completing projects, etc. Now the question is: do we have time to include the Lord? Will we invite Him into our prayer times, our problem-solving moments or our verse reading time?
What assistance have we identified that we need with His assistance? As we approach Christmas day, what are we thankful for? Yes, let us reflect. Do we have room available for Him?