PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 2:1-7
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Because there was no guest room available for them.” (Luke 2:7)
Middle Eastern culture is known for it’s strong hospitality.
Yet no one would take in an young expectant mother?
Maybe the town was full for the census, and all rooms were spoken for…
But no one would take them in, make room somehow?
I have seen people perform acts of kindness in the moment.
Give up their seats, go the extra mile, take in a stranger, share their limited food.
I cannot imagine how no one made room… maybe people did not know about them?
If they were to come today, would we make room?
If that family living in a car were them, would I give them room in my home?
If that homeless person was Jesus, would I feed him, take him in?
If we knew who Jesus was, or where he was, would we find a way to meet him, to serve him?
Jesus continues to make incognito appearances today, through people around us.
“Whatever you did for one of the least of these… you did for me.’” (Matthew 25:40)
Do we have room for Jesus when he shows up in our lives – as a neighbor in need?
Lord, open my eyes to see you as you pass through my day. May I have room for you and them in my heart. May I make room for you and them in my life.