And she 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.
Several nights ago, my husband, Danny, and I are cruising through the television channels. We stumble upon a show we've never seen before: Million Dollar Rooms.
Wow . . .
I've never seen such overwhelming opulence. Such lavish decor. Such worldly wealth.
All. In. One. Room.
Have you said, "Wow", yet?
In an interview with one homeowner, the show's host, Carter Oosterhouse, inquires as to the type of people she has entertained in her dining room.
"We've had celebrities of all kinds," she gushes, "singers, actors, actresses, sports figures, politicians, captains of industry, and even kings and queens!"
Figures placed by the world on a pedestal. Revered. Idolized.
Figures whose mere shadows would never deign to enter our humble home.
And, in a twinkling, this thought dawns on me . . .
We all have a million-dollar room! It's in our hearts! For it is there the royalist of royalties, the King of the Universe, dwells.
Christ, Jesus - King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Will you prepare a million-dollar room in your heart for Jesus this Christmas?
Will you pray with me?
Thank You, Father, for sending Your only Son into this world to save us from our sins. As we prepare once again to meet Him at Christmas, make our hearts into million-dollar rooms of welcome for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Amen.