By Les Turner
Jesus said “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock.” Rev 3:20
One of the saddest things someone can hear is, “We have no room for you.”
Jesus knew the sound of those words, while still in Mary`s womb the innkeeper said, “We have no room for you.”
Then while Jesus walked this earth he was shunned by His own home town, “We have no room for you.”
The Pharisees wanted nothing to do with Jesus, “No room for you.”
When Jesus hung on the cross, I am sure He felt total rejection, “We have no room for you.”
Even today we tell Jesus the same thing, “No room for you.” Busyness of life, work, kids, chasing the brass rings, the big house, fancy car, even while busy doing ministry, we may push Jesus out with our own agenda.
He goes from heart to heart, person to person, wanting to enter our hearts. Most say “no” with words or action, but every once in a while, someone opens their heart and lets Him in to stay.
To that person Jesus makes a great promise. “In my Father`s house are many mansions!” What a great promise that is to those who do what the end of the scripture above says, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”
When we make room in our hearts for Him, He makes room for us in His mansion that lasts forever. What a deal!!
That’s what I like about one of my favorite songs.
What a day that will be
When my Jesus I will see
When I look upon His face
The One who saved me by His grace
When He takes me by the hand
And leads me to the promise land
What a day
That will be
So, in this Christmas season and throughout the year, please open your heart and make ROOM for Jesus and share with others this glorious truth so they too may make room for Him.
(inspired by my favorite author, Max Lucado)