Making Room for Christ

Scripture reading

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

–Luke 2:6-7

Thought of the Day

Last Sunday, I heard a great Christmas anthem at church. Mark Patterson wrote the words and music of “Will There Be Room?” The words are cool. The song begins by asking if there will be room in Bethlehem for the long awaited birth of the Christ Child. Will there be room in all the world for the gift of joy and peace? Will there be room for all the love that Jesus will bring? As I was sitting there listening I thought about there being no room in the inn so long ago and how “the world” seemed to still have a hard time finding room for God’s gift. All of a sudden, the song took a turn and got personal. I heard the words, “Will there be room in our hearts for the love that Jesus brings?” I realized that if the world was going to find room for Christ’s love that it had to begin with me. I had to make sure that my heart had all kinds of room for that gift of joy and peace. If I make sure I have plenty of room for the Christ Child, then I won’t have room for those other things that cause me to lose my focus. Making room for this love will make it so others will see Christ in me maybe.
So you know what I just have to tell you. Mr. Patterson says it best. Make more room for the Son of God, the blessed Prince of Peace, the mighty King of kings, the Promised One, the holy Son of God.

Prayer

Lord, I want to have room for You in my heart. Amen.

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