You know I make a list almost every day with what has to be done that day. Today is cleaning day and I am trying to finish up the Christmas decorating. I need to freshen up the chicken coop. Caleb and I are finishing up his last year of school~ no stress there. I need to get a package ready to send to my grand-Boston for Christmas. Those Christmas cards need addressed. Well as you can see my list each day never gets shorter. I know you are much the same. How about you? Is your list a mile long today?
Thanksgiving is behind us and it is time to get merrily busy for the most wonderful time of year. The Christmas season is here. Our calendars are full. Our bank accounts are getting empty. Our hearts and lives seem to be crowded with things we deem important but have we made room for Jesus? Each year I seem to realize there are more important things in life than my never ending to-do list.
I just don't want to think of a world without Christ! Yet ~ how often do I get so caught up in living that I live my life as though He doesn't exist? This time of year is busier than most and I confess I get so busy I leave no room for Him. How about you?
Oh ~ I make mental notes each year to not allow it to happen. Then on Christmas Eve I silently pray for God to forgive me for crowding Him out once again.
I just wonder what was the inn keeper's excuse the night he had no room for Jesus? He was surely over extended with an inn full of all those weary travelers who had returned to be taxed. I am sure he was busy feeding and tending to the people~ even probably being a servant to those who needed rest from the long journey. I am just sure he was exhausted himself. Was that his excuse for turning away the King of Kings? He must have had some sympathy for he offered them his stable. Yet ~ he had no room.
I am planning to make room for Jesus this year. I am putting Him on the calendar first this year. I don't ever want it to be said of me that I had "No Room."
King James Version (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.