Prophecies went out about One who would come, and they waited for hundreds of years.

Then, the prophecies were fulfilled.

As Mary prepared her heart to make room for her son, God prepared the heart of the earth for the arrival of His Son.

“And (Mary) brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” (Luke 2:7, NKJV)

So, the Advent King came in straw-lined splendor. God incarnate dressed in a suit of humanity, “And __the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…” (John 1:14, NKJV).

But is there still no “room in the inn”? Where does He go to be cradled today? In the hearts of believers.

Christmas is the celebration of Christ’s birth. But in the hustle and bustle of the season’s preparations, we get bogged down with them and have no room for the true celebration of Christ’s presence with us. We prepare our homes, but what about our hearts? Do we make room for the Manger Babe to come and “lay down His sweet head”?

He came. He came for me. He came for you. 

Have you anticipated His coming? Have you prepared your heart’s room for Him?

“Joy to the world! The Lord is come. … Let every heart prepare Him room.”

Lord, as we approach this season of celebration of Your birth, let us prepare not only our homes but also our hearts to receive Your presence. May You find ready hearts to receive You. Amen!

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