Merry Christmas! Is there room in the inn?

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While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She 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

Is there room for Christ in your Christmas celebration? In your life? In your heart?

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Going Deeper

Read Luke 2:1-7.

The Bethlehem innkeeper often gets a bad rap for turning away the young couple and the unborn Savior of the world. How often have we turned God away or given him our second-best, just like the innkeeper?

  • Have I packed my schedule so full that I don’t have time to pray or to notice God working in my life?
  • Do I avoid making eye contact with the person holding the “will work for food” sign?
  • Am I happy to give God an hour on Sunday morning, but reluctant to invite him into my home or workplace?
  • Am I holding onto resentment, refusing to forgive someone in my life?

There are many things that can keep us from making room for Jesus in our hearts. As you reflect on what might be blocking Christ from permeating every part of your life, listen to “While You Were Sleeping.”

Choose one thing you will do to welcome Jesus more fully into your life.

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