On the eve of the first Christmas, the earthly parents of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, sought a place where he could be born. The Bible records that Mary (the mother of Jesus), brought forth her firstborn son, Jesus, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room in the inn (Luke 2:7).
Points to ponder:
On the first Christmas eve, there was no room for the birth of Jesus. Unfortunately, even today, there are many who still tell him that there is no room for him in their lives. God, the heavenly Father, wants Jesus to be born in your life. Will he find room in you? There was no room then, what about now?
Luke 2:4-7 (KJV)
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
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.