REMEMBER YOUR ATTITUDE THIS CHRISTMAS DAY
Christmas is a day the whole world of Christendom remembers the birth of Jesus Christ. The day God became Son of man (prophet / child). God manifested the work of salvation in human form; for He shall save His people from their sins.
Luke 2:7 is a part of the Holy Scriptures we need to consider today, each day and each Christmas; it reads, “And she brought forth her first born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.”
Yes, there was no room for them in the inn; including the Savior, the redeemer, God himself (Isaiah 9:6). They did not consider the pregnant woman in labor and her baby, whom we celebrate today. We give gifts one to another, instead of giving them to Him. As you do these, did you care where and to whom He wants these His gifts delivered to. A moment of prayer for His perfect will would have given you the correct guidance and direction to follow. Did you get His leading on this?
More importantly is the issue of what you would have done if you were the inn (hotel) keeper on the night our Savior was born. They could not provide a place for them in the inn. Today, you are the inn keeper and the inn is your heart and life. If Jesus were to be born or born today; would you give Him a place in your inn? This is the attitude I wish we will all consider today. In Bethlehem there was no room for them in the inn. Today, your heart and your life is the new Bethlehem; would you allow Him a room in your inn. Your heart and life is the inn, will you allow Jesus into your inn (heart and life)?
The choice is yours to let Jesus into the inn of your heart and life or to refuse Him an inn again. This is a daily affair with the Lord. There was no room for them in the inn, only a manger with the smell in it, but He was the Lamb of God that taketh away the sins of the world. Repent, believe and open your inn to the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ whom we celebrate at Christmas. Follow Him in obedience, love and expectation of His soon return (1st Thessalonians 4:13-18).
This day in good conscience, what is your attitude? Is your inn available to Jesus the Christ? Are there parts of your inn, if you allow Him in, that are off limits? Like in your inn, He cannot interfere in your finances, your lifestyle, your choices etc. Some of us have put limits to the Lord in our inn. Remember there was no room for them in the inn; do not repeat the same thing, as He is about to return as King of kings and Lord of lords.