Make Room

Today’s devotional is from a dear friend of our family, Les Turner. He is a man of few words, but when he speaks, I listen. I hope you are blessed by his words today.

Guest Post 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.”

We don’t know for sure how the encounter at the inn went down, but we know from scripture that there was no guest room available. Could Jesus have heard the innkeeper’s voice from within Mary’s womb say, “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.” Rev 3:20

When we make room in our hearts for Him, He makes room for us in His mansion that lasts forever. What a deal!

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.

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