Joseph and Jessa I remember my mom singing the song, No Room, at Christmas when I was young. The first time I heard it I cried. It was one thing to picture the innkeeper saying, "No Room" and quite another for me to say that to Jesus. I never had made the connection between the two before. The thought of sending Him away broke my heart. Today, years after inviting Jesus to make my heart His home I am asking us other questions.
Maybe you have personally experienced "No Room" situations? At the lunch room table where there was a place to sit but you felt uncomfortable. At the party you were invited to but you felt left out. In class when your desk was next to someone who made you feel invisible. Driving with a group to an event and you felt awkward and out of place. Despite the fact that you had "ROOM" did you feel WELCOME?
To give Jesus room in our heart is one thing. The deeper question is, do we make Jesus feel welcome? Do our thoughts and actions demonstrate that He is important to us? Do we ever make Him feel uncomfortable, left out, forgotten or in the way? May we make the intentional decision and take steps to not only give Jesus ROOM but make sure that He feels WELCOME in our lives!
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
No Room / Have You Any Room - Evie Tornquist