Luke 2:7 “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”
American culture is trending towards eliminating Jesus from all consideration. We are told that our ‘tolerant’ society no longer has room for Him. We are making no room for Him in our governments, in our schools, in our communities, and in our courtrooms. Some who call themselves Christians have even made no room for Him in their families and in their churches.
Making no room for Jesus is not new. In fact, throughout His life Jesus found that there was no room for Him. There was no room for Him as He was born on that Bethlehem night – “there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7). There was no room for Him among the Jews – “his own received Him not” (John 1:11). There was no room for Him among His neighbors – “no prophet is accepted in his own country” (Luke 4:24). There was no room for Him among His family and friends – “a prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house” (Mark 6:4). There was no room for Him as the crowd chanted “crucify him, crucify him” (Luke 23:21).
Yet, in spite of a society that had no room for Jesus, he made a monumental impact – an impact that influenced His society then; our society now; and eternity past, present, and future. He made an impact regardless of the lack of room society had afforded Him; He made an impact because of the truths contained in the mere mention of His name. That name has the same power today to make an impact, which is why it is so hated by the world.
Society may make no room for your testimony. Society may make no room for your witness. Yet, each can make a great impact regardless of whether the world will afford you room for either.
PLEASE PRAY THAT YOU WOULD MAKE ROOM IN YOUR LIFE FOR JESUS, AND THAT YOUR WITNESS AND TESTIMONY WOULD IMPACT OUR WORLD. The name of Jesus has amazing power, regardless of whether the world makes room for it. Have a blessed Christmas!
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