Yesterday, Christmas Day, fulfilled the expectation of the birth of Jesus Christ. Luke’s record of events acknowledges His birth in both the prophecy of location and purpose. The purpose of Savior was fulfilled at His death and resurrection to provide forgiveness of our sins and the promise of eternal life.
Luke 2:7 reminds us that Jesus was born in the manager because there was no room for Him in the inn. No room !
How could there be no room for the Creator of the universe to come into the very world He made? We see it now as unthinkable to not allow this young couple to come into our homes if they were in need. Yet, our “innkeeper” perspective of guarding our space, time and resources by our priorities prove out that not much has changed over the last two thousand years. We still today have no room for Jesus in our lives because we are preoccupied with the world and all the distractions that we allow it to pull us into.
Saying no to a baby seems unforgiveable and yet each day as we go our way without so much as a thought of God’s had I our lives we turn our back and say to Him – “ there is no room for you here in my life …..” We should examine our hearts and lives to be sure we have made room for Him. We have been given the greatest gift that we could ever get we just need to open our hearts and accept it today so we can give it to others. Merry Christmas !
As Advent closes with the fulfillment of Jesus birth, we are reminded that Advent begins our journey of expectation to the cross and ultimately to the resurrection of Jesus on Easter. If we pause here at the end of the year to reflect on this past year and the journey of our lives, we can recognize a few truths.
One is that our lives are uncertain at best and preparing to be our best for God each day requires that we give Him each day and live it in the Love He had in sending Jesus live among us .
Two is that the Love we yield our lives to is a Love beyond our ability to comprehend. The Bible is a Love story of God’s Love for His creation in us and how He provided for our very life physically and our eternal lives spiritually.
The Church age in which we live sits between Jesus first coming that first Christmas and His second coming that we now expect, so it begs the question of what we do in the meantime?
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