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Christmas Eve Meditation: There Was No Room in the Inn, No Crib For a Bed

Christmas is really the most materialistic time of the year, isn't it? That fact alone may have been one reason why the Puritans and other Christian preachers rejected Christmas. Arthur W. Pink renounced Christmas as a Papal superstition. Yet, Christmas may be the time of the year to actually make people see how materialistic they really are. All they think are the gifts and feasting never mind that the Lord Jesus left everything from above to become poor.
Luke 2:7
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.

While people think of how unfortunate they are, they never think that the Son of God had voluntarily given up His glory to be born among men. He wasn't born in a palace but in a stable. The Davidic Dynasty no longer ruled Israel. Israel was now under the rule of the bloody Herod the Great and the Roman Empire. Neither Joseph nor Mary who were descendants of David were ruling in the palace. They were both living lives as commoners.

The King of Kings and Lord of Lords was laid on a manger instead of a royal crib. Do you know what a manger is? A manger is a long feeding box. Imagine that Christ the Lord who is born the Son of David was laid on a manger. There was no room for Him. Sad to say, many people still give no room for Him in their lives. He was in a stable where you would least expect to see a royal prince.

Is your Christmas really filled with problems and despair instead of prosperity and elight? Then think of how Jesus the Son of God left everything from up above. No room for Him in the inn. No crib for a bed. He gave up everything. He endured rejection so we may be accepted by His Father. He endured poverty so those in Him can have true riches.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich.

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