“There was no room for them in the inn.” That very sentence has been true each and every day from then on. No room for Jesus. Even when all the fuss is SUPPOSED to be about HIM! But every other day of the year, as well.
There is no room for Him in our lives. We’ve crammed each day with our smartphones, music, endless texting, and endless noise….just to drown out His still, small Voice. Of course, we don’t think about that when we’re doing it….it just kind of “happens”.
And especially now! Jesus gets pushed out our back doors because there just isn’t any room for Him when Santa and his eight little reindeer take over the place. Not to mention the snowmen, the elves, the snowflakes…….
There really isn’t anything wrong with any of those things, but when it SHOVES Jesus out of our homes….well, that’s when we have a problem.
My family is guilty of this too. I never wanted to promote a belief in Santa, but with all the other influences my kids are subjected to, he snuck in there and temporarily has their allegiance, sort of. My daughter argues with me almost daily about the existence of Santa Claus, although she firmly believes in Jesus, too. And it doesn’t help when some people say, “Well, kids need something good to believe in these days.” What the heck does that even mean???? Who is Jesus?? He is not good?? He is not the one who took our sins upon Himself and suffered the wrath that ALL OF THAT SIN caused???
There was no room for the King of Heaven in a measly little inn when He literally GRACED us with His presence! And there really doesn’t seem to be much room for Him today, either.
We need to make room for Him. Actually, forget about ROOM! He should be everything! Everything we rely on and count on….and should occupy our full allegiance! Not just now, but everyday.
I don’t want to hear on the day I stand before Him, that I made no room for Him in my life. I didn’t even give Him a closet. I never EVER want to hear those words!
So, let’s shove everything else that isn’t about Jesus out our back doors today! Because Jesus deserves it all.
Have you any room for Jesus?
Author: Daniel W. Whittle
Have you any room for Jesus, He who bore your load of sin? As He knocks and asks admission, Sinners, will you let Him in?
Room for Jesus, King of Glory! Hasten now His Word obey; Swing the heart’s door widely open, Bid Him enter while you may.
Room for pleasure, room for business, But for Christ the Crucified, Not a place that He can enter, In the heart for which He died?
Have you any room for Jesus, As in grace He calls again? O today is time accepted, Tomorrow you may call in vain.
Room and time now give to Jesus, Soon will pass God’s day of grace; Soon thy heart left cold and silent, And thy Savior’s pleading cease.