Pastor Vern’s Pondering December 2022

Luke 2:4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem
the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to
register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her
firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there
was no room for them in the inn.
“There was no room for them…” Those were prophetic words from Dr. Luke.
Throughout Jesus’ life, the religious and political leaders had no room for Him in
their hearts. In fact, they were bent on killing Him to remove Him once and for all
from this world, so they thought.
Little did these political and religious leaders know that their attempt to remove
Jesus would, instead, become the greatest gift to all. Jesus’ birth, His death and His
resurrection opens the gates of heaven to all who have room for him in their hearts.
Jesus says in Revelation 3, “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 him, and he with me.” What an
invitation from the One, whom this world had no room for! He always has room for
those who open their hearts to Him. Is your heart open to receive the Gift?

Merry Christmas!

Pastor Vern