Lying in a Manger

Luke 2:12: “You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

I remember the excitement of being pregnant. Friends and coworkers gave me a baby shower. My mom sent money to buy a new crib. I bought other items to decorate the baby’s room.

When my mother visited to see her first grandson, she brought two suitcases full of clothes and things for the baby.

She had only the clothes she was wearing. We had to go to the mall to buy her clothes.

Yet the King of kings and Lord of lords did not have a beautiful new crib and lovely new clothes.

Verse seven tells us there was no room in the inn for Mary and Joseph. When Jesus was born, Mary placed him in a manger.

Do we make room in our hearts for Jesus Christ? Do we make room for him in our daily schedule? Do we give the Lord our best or our leftovers?

Dear God, help me make room for Jesus in my life. Amen.

Application:  What will you do this week to make room for Jesus in your schedule?

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Copyright 2011, Yvonne Ortega, LPC, LSATP, CCDVC
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Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and
serves on the Board of Directors of Christians in Recovery.
She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.
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