Tuesday 12-24-19

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7).

Before he was the firstborn of Mary, he was the firstborn of creation (Colossians 1:15). He would eventually become the firstborn of the dead (Revelation 1:4). At both his birth and death he was wrapped in cloths. That there was no place for him at the inn would be indicative of his life—having no place to lay his head (Luke 9:58). When they finally laid him in a tomb, it could not constrain him. Two thousand years later, Jesus desires to dwell in those who would follow him. Do not weep because there was no room at the inn. The more tragic story is to have no room for him in your heart.

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