Love came down at Christmas 2,000 years ago, in a stable and lay in a manger. He dwelt among men to reveal the Father, taught the will of His Father and, remained obedient unto death, even death on the cross so that you and I might be saved from sin.
It has been all because of love, an unconditional love. It is not because of anything good man has done or even can do; it’s all because God has loved us without any regret in spite of man’s willful sinning. It is a faithful love and is never changing in spite of man’s faithlessness and shortcomings.
In spite of all our sin and uncleanness, God had made a way for us to be redeemed through Christ, our salvation. If we have received Him in our hearts as our Lord and Savior, come judgment day, the Lord can then declare us not guilty of any sin.
Do you know what the innkeeper’s fault was? He did not provide accommodation to Mary and Joseph? If we will give him the benefit of the doubt, we can say that the inn was really full that time. Even if he wanted to give them space, there was no room for them in the inn. Besides, the text did not say that Mary and Joseph had no means to pay neither did it say that the innkeeper drove the couple away. There was just no room for them in the inn. Maybe, it could have been different if it was Herod’s son who wanted a room because he knew Herod definitely.
The problem was that he did not know who Mary was and who was the baby she was about to give birth to. Had he known, he could have opened the entire inn for the baby Jesus. The problem was he did not know. He did not know because his didn’t care to know. He didn’t give time to know. He was not attuned with the revelations of God unlike the shepherds who had made themselves available and were willing to leave everything, even their sheep, just to see God.
Jesus left His glory in heaven to become a man so he could save us from death. He loved us that much. How about us? What can we leave so we could show Him how important He is to us?
TO BE CONTINUED