(Luke 2:7 NIV) "She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."
(Matthew 8:20 NIV) "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."
(John 1:10 NIV) "He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him."
That first Christmas, God came to earth, but there was no room in the inn. Think about that. No room for God. The King of Kings had no bed! The Lord of Lords had no clothes! He was wrapped in rags to keep him warm. God in rags! He was cradled in a feed trough where animals slobbered as they ate. God came into this world and only a few noticed. Christ’s birth, the turning point in history, went by unnoticed by the vast majority. For most, it was business as usual. No room for God. Things never really got a whole lot better for Jesus. Thirty years later, He still had no place to lay His head. The world had no room in their heart for God. Today, “no room at the inn” has been replaced by “no room at the mall”, “no room on public property”, “no room in our schools”, “no room in our schedules”, “no room in our budgets”. Christ is still in the world, but the world will not recognize Him. Will you? -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day