Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.

Those who have travelled for hours from one place to another, will know that when you finally arrive at your destination, all you really want to do is just get to you room, freshen-up and maybe relax for a little while. So I’m sure Joseph and a very heavily pregnant Mary, would have been tired and frustrated when they arrived in Bethlehem to find there was no available room for them, other than the stable offered to them by the innkeeper.

It may have been the innkeeper was doing all he could to let as many people as possible stay in his inn.  His heart may have wanted to make room, but he simply couldn’t squeeze anyone else into his inn.

It’s easy to allow our lives to become “overbooked” just like the innkeeper’s inn.  His inn being full was not a bad thing; in fact he probably saw it as a really great problem to have, as he would make more money the more people stayed in his inn.  

Each of us is the innkeeper who decides whether to let Jesus in or not!

Neal A Maxwell

We can learn a lot from the innkeeper, as sometimes we can find our own lives quickly fill up with possessions, activities, responsibilities etc, so much so that before we know it, we have no room left for Jesus.

Do you have room for the Saviour? 
And do you seek Him anew?
Have you a place for the One who lived and died for you?
Are you as humble as a Shepherd Boy, 
Or as wise as Men of Old?
Would you have come that night?
Would you have sought the light?
Do you have room?

This Christmas let us take a step back from the busyness of our lives, and ensure we make room in our hearts for Jesus.

Do you have room? by fear not – believe only

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