All those years ago, in that tiny town of Bethlehem, there was no room for Joseph and Mary and the baby she carried. The town focused on the requirements of Caesar Augustus for a census paid little attention to more visitors, let alone one about to give birth. And so, while Bethlehem slept they missed the Saviour of the World being born. While they were sleeping an event more astonishing, more transformational and world changing than Caesar’s census occurred. God had become man. Born a vulnerable, innocent baby – Emmanuel, God with us.
No room, too busy, too preoccupied, or just simply unaware. All reasons why Bethlehem slept that momentuous night. Today that is still our challenge and our opportunity. Are we too busy, preoccupied, with no room in our hearts for our Lord? Will we ignore or turn away the knock on our hearts?
Will we make room for Him today?
“No man has at any time [yet] seen God. But if we love one another, God abides (lives and remains) in us…” (1 John 4:12)