Make Room for Jesus

Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, and you’re listening to Share Life Today.

“Thou didst leave Thy throne and Thy kingly crown when Thou camest to earth for me; but in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room for Thy holy nativity.” This beautiful hymn written by Emily Elliott reminds us of what happened that first Christmas morn. The Messiah was born in Bethlehem—just like the Scriptures promised—and yet almost everyone missed it. No one gave up their bed so that pregnant Mary could give birth to the Savior of the world inside a comfortable room. No one else besides Mary, Joseph, and the stable animals were there. Bethlehem was sleeping while the Messiah was born into the world. Can that be said of us as well? Are we asleep to the fact that there’s a Savior who loves us and has come for us? Are we making room in our hearts for Him to be our Savior and Lord? Let our prayer this Christmas be, “Come be Lord of my heart, O Christ—there is room for you.” For more, visit

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