Text: Luke 2:1-7
“And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7)
When the time came, as spoken by the prophets, the infinite God became finite, the limitless became limited and the boundless became bounded in space and time. This is one of the mysteries of Christmas. The One who is All-present was limited by space and time to a womb and to Bethlehem! According to our memory verse, the Owner of all things had no room in the house He owned! Aside from the fact that the earth is His, Joseph and Mary were from the lineage of David. Joseph and Mary were grandchildren of David and Bathsheba but their fathers being Solomon and Nathan respectively. The Inn was actually the house of David, which he inherited from his grandparents, Ruth and Boaz. The Owner of all things was despised and rejected in His own Inn. What an irony!
Notice that it wasn’t because there was no room in the Inn but because “there was no room for them”. The Inn owners could have seen them too poor to be accommodated in their Inn! So they relegated them to the stable. These were all designed by God but hidden from men. God had us in mind in all these and that in the ages to come, He might make known what is the riches of His grace in His kindness towards us. Glory! He who was rich became poor that through His poverty, we might become rich (2 Cor 8:9). In Christ, God has made rooms for us. We can’t be despised, rejected or relegated to the background! We can’t be limited here on earth. He has also gone ahead to prepare our mansions for us in heaven (John 14:2). Hallelujah!
1. Father, thank You for making a room for me here on earth and I refuse to be limited in Jesus name.
2. Father, thank You for the mansion you are building for me in heaven and help me never to miss it in Jesus name.
1.God had me in mind when Jesus was rejected in His inn and relegated to the stable.
2.There was no room for Jesus at the Inn so there could be room for me in heaven and on earth.