And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:6, 7 ESV)
This was the daily bible verse I received this morning. Something new immediately struck me when I read it and it has grown in my heart until I felt led to write it out.
"....because there was no place for them in the inn."
Jesus was born in a manger, in a world that had no place for him. He was born to a young couple with little means and in circumstances that just didn't support his arrival.
Looking at the reality of this infant's situation, born to young unmarried parents with no special recognition to their names; one could not possibly have assessed this and come to the conclusion that this was our savior.
God brought his only begotten son into this world not because we had a place prepared for him but because he had a place prepared for us.
Sometimes, we look at our worldly situation and search for answers. Where is our place? Where do we belong? What will be our career? What is our purpose?
We can't look at our current circumstances and try to figure out the answers. We have to look to God and understand, he already has the answers. He has all that we are seeking. God has our purpose and our place figured out in his plan.
It's time to stop trying to "fit in". It's time to stop trying to find our place. This world is simply a small part of our journey. We work here, we grow here and then one day, in Gods time, we will make our way home, and there, we will be in our place.
A Grateful Believer in Jesus Christ,