And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
I want to put a warning out there that what I’m about to share is my own interpretation it is not fact, I did some research & really couldn’t find very much on this topic.
In Luke 2:7 we see mentioned that Jesus was born in a stable & put in a manger. Even though an innkeeper is not mentioned it’s been suggested that there would have been someone running an inn and this poor, innkeeper get’s a really bad rap. As I was researching this topic everyone painted him in a negative light, but we really don’t know all the details because nothing is really mentioned. Here’s what I got out of the story. The innkeeper was willing to give what he had, even though it wasn’t much he still offered them the best he could at the time. During the time when Joseph & Mary traveled to Bethlehem, a census was going on, which means the town would have been packed with people, making the inn’s all full. Yet, this one innkeeper gave Mary & Joseph what he had. He had no idea that the Saviour of the world was going to be born in that stable, but here’s the point God had a purpose in it. A lot of people look at the innkeeper as doing something wrong, he should have made room at his inn, we don’t know if he tried, but he did do something. So here’s what I feel, you might not have a lot to give this Christmas, but you never know how God will use it. Christmas has become very commercialized & we always try to get the people in our lives the best gift & sometimes we get discouraged when we can’t get them that really awesome thing, but you never know how the simplest gift might impact someone, how God can use it to speak to a person, it’s really the thought that counts. So as you’re doing your last minute shopping & wrapping take a minute to pray over your gifts that God will use them to bless someone this Christmas.
A gift opens the way
and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.
A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.