Daily Devotional – Don’t Miss Out Like the Inn-Keeper

By on December 13, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Luke 2: 1 -7. Hindsight is 2020, and often we can look back and see the mistakes, and missed opportunities. The Inn-keeper missed out in a BIG way by turning his creator away!

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

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Jesus, Mary, and Joseph came knocking, only to be turned away. In a busy town overflowing with people, priorities tend to be misplaced. As the people of Bethlehem prepared for the census, their focus was on their own needs and activities.

Likewise, we can be all consumed by our day-to-day duties. We can so easily go through the motions to only look back and wonder what we missed out on. 

While the Inn-keeper slept, Jesus was born to the world. His life changed while he was unaware of the miracle. May you awaken from your December scramble to see the miracle of Christmas.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, God, for the reminder, for bringing me back to what is most important. You have given and sacrificed so much for my freedom, I don’t want to rush over this time of year, but want to focus on the miracle of your love Jesus!

In Jesus name
Amen

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Daily Devotional – Don’t Miss Out Like the Inn-Keeper