No Room for the Lord

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28).

Today’s article reminds me of my 2003 or was it 2003 trip to Zurich. We checked into a low cost back packer inn but it was full. Except a room that was a dysfunctional kitchen turned room if we do not mind. We took it. What a blessing! It ended up we had a private room instead of a shared room, and a kitchen sink that provided a source of water and washing, with abundant drawers to store our stuff!

Indeed, for those who are joyous in the Lord, somewhere somehow, even the most terrible of the matter, he will see the positivity and God’s blessing in it.

Forwarded message
From: RBC Ministries
Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2009 03:10:09 -0500
Subject: Our Daily Bread — December 24, 2009

OUR DAILY BREAD

Thursday
December 24, 2009

God’s Special Place

Read: Luke 2:1-7

[Mary] brought forth her firstborn Son, . . . and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. —Luke 2:7

As a young girl in the late 1920s, Grace Ditmanson Adams often traveled with her missionary parents through inland China. Later, she wrote about those trips and the crowded places where they stayed overnight—village inns full of people coughing, sneezing, and smoking, while babies cried and children complained. Her family put their bedrolls on board-covered trestles in a large room with everyone else.

One snowy night, they arrived at an inn to find it packed full. The innkeeper expressed his regret, then paused and said, “Follow me.” He led them to a side room used to store straw and farm equipment. There they slept in a quiet place of their own.

After that, whenever Grace read that Mary “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” (Luke 2:7), she saw the event differently. While some described the innkeeper as an example of uncaring, sinful mankind who rejected the Savior, Grace said, “I truly believe that Almighty God used the innkeeper as the arranger for a healthier place than the crowded inn—a place of privacy.”

Through eyes of faith, we see God’s provision for Mary. Look for the ways He provides for you. —David McCasland

Wait on the Lord from day to day,
Strength He provides in His own way;
There’s no need for worry, no need to fear,
He is our God who is always near. —Fortna

Those who let God provide will be satisfied.

Today’s Our Daily Bread can be found at
http://www.rbc.org/devotionals/our-daily-bread/2009/12/24/devotion.aspx Copyright © 2009, RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI 49555 USA. Written permission must be obtained from RBC Ministries for any further posting or distribution. RBC Ministries produces a variety of Bible resources, which are available for the asking. RBC Ministries is not funded by any group or denomination, and support comes voluntarily from its members and friends. Write rbc@rbc.org for more information.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. This message was sent by: RBC Ministries, 3000 Kraft Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49512,

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