No Vacancy

There was no room for them in the inn.
                         —Luke 2:7

The Bethlehem innkeeper has caught a lot of flak for his callous cruelty in not making room for Joseph and Mary, forcing Mary to give birth to Jesus in a barn and make his bed in a feeding trough.

It’s probably an unjustified judgment. The couple wasn’t turned away because the innkeeper was hard and heartless, but because the Inn was already full and he had to display a “No Vacancy” sign.

Many fail to make room for Jesus, not because they consciously reject him, but because they are preoccupied with other interests and activities. They simply have no space for him. They give lip-allegiance to Jesus, but “let the worries, riches, and pleasures of this life keep them from growing” (Lk 8:14).

Life can only hold so much.

You shall know the truth, and
the truth may make you uncomfortable.

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