No room for Jesus
Updated: Jan 2
There was no room for Jesus while He dwelt among us. His earthly pilgrimage was littered with accounts where there was no room for Him. At His birth, there was no room for Jesus in the inn (Luke 2:7). There was no room for Him in Bethlehem after He was born (Matthew 2:12-15).
In His hometown of Nazareth, His listeners in the synagogue there determined there wasn’t room for Him there (Luke 4:29). People from Gadarenes asked Him to leave their region (Mark 5:1`7). Jesus’ family turned on Him. There was no animal for Him to ride into Jerusalem on so His disciples had to borrow one.
There was no room for Him on the Temple. There was no room in Jerusalem for Him to be buried. Even His burial tomb was borrowed.
But Jesus didn’t want to find any room in any place on this earth. He didn’t belong to this earth but Jesus has only asked to live in your heart. He wants you to make room for Him there. “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me” (Rev. 3:20 KJV).
The deal is, that if you make room for Jesus in your heart today, He has made room for you in heaven after you leave this life. “In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2).
We are commencing a new year but there will come a day when there will be no more new years, o more time for phonecalls, visiting friends, reading, watching, enjoying this life, no more time. When that day arrives will there be room for you in heaven?
For many people, when their last breath leaves, there will be anger, bitterness, depression, unhappiness and complaints -- but it will be too late.
On this day and in this hour, my friends, make room for Jesus in your heart. Please pray and ask Jesus to come and dwell in your heart.
“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Rom. 10:9 NLT).