Mary and Joseph desperately needed a place to stay. While traveling on a journey, in dire need, no one was willing to make room.
Today, we too struggle with making room. Our lives and homes are filled to the brim with work, activities, and stuff, most of which have little to no eternal value. We are good about making others feel like burdens and invaders.
My mother used to say,
“It’s not about the room you have in your house, but about the room you have in your mind and heart!”
Christ calls us to make room for Him and others. In doing so, we invest in our future in eternity.
Don’t let those pass by whom God places on your path and who need room in your life. Maybe by moving some things around in your head and heart (and sometimes in your house) you will find that there is plenty of space for Jesus and people. I even want to step out in telling you that you won’t regret it. It might be hard, but with God’s help and Christ’s heart, you WILL be blessed with treasures that far outweigh earthly treasures.
(Words and picture Heidi Viars, 2014,
graph taken from American Enterprise Institute, Mark J. Perry)