December 25th, 2018
There Was No Room
Luke 2:6-7 (KJB) 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.
A birth of a human baby is a remarkable event. It is commonly found in few places including, a birthing room among doctors and nurses in a hospital. Or with a midwife in a home setting. Either place is an accepted practice today.
However, if somebody was forced to give birth in a barn and the baby was placed in a trough, the police and child protective services would be contacted, and many heads would roll at the thought of the many germs and other potential issues associated with such an event taking place in this world, especially in America!
But, that is exactly how the lowly birth of Jesus Christ took place in this world in ancient biblical times. This was not typical or expected, even in those early times. However, it was not recorded that Mary or Joseph whined or complained. Nor was there any associated problems or concerns recorded among the crowded condition due to many people coming from afar to pay their taxes which left no room in the inn for Mary and Joseph.
God was divinely at work in the life of Jesus Christ from the beginning in the heavenly realm, and supernaturally in this world. Though Jesus Christ was born in simple surroundings His life heralded a spiritually powerful and potent victory to do with the presence of sin and death at work in this world
This Christmas day, rejoice with your family (if possible) for every person can be present with his or her family on Christmas Day. Celebrate His presence: His physical birth, His short life, and His physical death, and most especially His eternal supernatural presence, which is perpetual and possible today rather than just making this day an occasion for unwrapping presents and eating food.
Jesus Christ, in the flesh, came willingly to carry out God’s plan to remove the sting of death. Today, as you honor and celebrate the ancient birth of Jesus Christ, take a moment to give thanks to God and to consider the simplicity of the moment as He was born. Thank God that He is no longer a baby in a lowly cradle, nor is He still on the cross at Calvary, but that He is sat down in eternal victory with God.