3601 Fulton Mill Road  Macon, Georgia  31206

 

FROM THE PASTOR:
Luke 2:7 states "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".  What a great truth that the Son of God was born of a virgin in the city of David almost 2,000 years ago.  This is truly one of the most precious passages in all of God's Word to Christians all over the world.

Questions I have pondered over the years concerning the innkeeper.  Was the inn really full?  Would there have been room
if Joseph and Mary were able to pay more, or, had connections?  Would he have given his bed for the mother of Christ?
Was it even obvious to him that she was an expecting mother?  Did he interact with her?  If it was obvious she was expecting how could he have turned away an obviously expecting mother?  Did he cast them out into the night?  Did a dollar sign motivate his decision?  Did he or anyone check on them during the night?  Did he even know where they were?  The innkeeper and his wife are unnamed.  Is there significance in this for us?

I do not know the answers to the above questions, but I do know that this innkeeper missed out on making room in his inn for the birth of Christ.  He missed out on a once in a lifetime visitation from the Son of God.  Many times God shows up in the most interesting of ways at the most interesting of times.  This man missed out in a big way.  I wonder if he came to know the Lord later in life.  I wonder if he ever knew that the Messiah was sleeping in the same city as his inn.  

Let's not miss out because we did not make room for Christ.  It is amazing to me how many today miss out on making room for Christ when He would make their lives so much better. I am confident that every Christian agrees with me that the best decision they ever made was to make room for Christ in their heart and life.  He brings joy unspeakable and a peace that passes all understanding.  He is the reason for the Christmas season.  If you have not done so already I encourage you to make room for Christ this Christmas. You and your family will be glad you did.  

Still believing God for good days ahead for us at FEC.  Know you are loved much by your pastor!

Tim