DECEMBER 24: "INN KEEPING" (Final December "Christmas" Study)

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"Inn keeping" with our cast of characters we marvel with wonder at the unadorned, undecorated, humble beginnings of our Messiah:
"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."
Luke 2:7
Is this the manner of a great and immortal "King's" entrance into the world?
Is this small and strange birth, truly God's strategy for saving a large, dark, and sinful world?
Should there be such small significance in the birth of One who will be esteemed as One of greatest significance and save the world?
The "Inn Keeping" is "In keeping" with the story of Christmas and the meaning of it.
Hmmm ...
The Christmas story radiates a holy, reflective glow on all that matters to the heart of God.
It beats with the pulse of humanity, humility, compassion, truth, and love.
-In the Messiah's birth we view God's mercy.
-In the Messiah's birth we view God's unbiased love for all men everywhere.
-In the Messiah's birth we see a prelude of God's long-suffering, tender empathy for man.
-In the Messiah's birth we view God's purposeful desire of identifying with man and communing with him in every "conceivable" way.
There is no greater gift in this Christmas season than the One named JESUS.
The forecast of our sin made ready our Messiah by the God of the Universe on our behalf.
It's easy to get caught up in the "hustle and bustle" and very strange business of things which have no relevance to the Messiah.
It's easy to enter and exit the holiday season and miss out entirely on the redemptive purposes at work within it.
-Stop awhile.
-Quiet yourself.
Get alone with the Messiah and worship Him.
Cast your knees on some earthen obscure floor, wherever you find yourself, and remember the Messiah in the manger this Christmas season.
There is no "Study for Growth" today ...
There's only simple worship.
"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name JESUS; for He shall save His people from their sins."
Matthew 1:21
*This concludes our "Remember in December" Study.
Join me in February and remain constant in the Word.