Did you ever wonder about the Inn at Bethlehem and the manager who did not have room for Mary and Joseph? Do you think he might have actually have had room but saw a pregnant woman and an older man and thought, “I’m not letting this unmarried highly pregnant couple into my Inn.” and then said, “Sorry, you can stay in the barn but there is no room in the Inn.” Then after the baby was born he was just a little embarrassed when he heard about this miraculous child. Who were they and where did they go?
Now the story makes you think, “Will I be that Innkeeper? Will I let Jesus come into my world or is it too crowded and busy? Do I have so much to do and am I so consumed with my own activities that I will relegate Jesus to the back room barn of my life?” Make room, take time, remember the reason of this season and celebrate his presence.