He was in the world, and the world came to be through Him, but the world did not know Him. He came to what was His own, but His own people did not accept Him (John 1:10-11).

Christmas has been marked by a perennial battle to ban the crèche—the Christ—from public presence.

“Out of sight, out of sound, out of mind.” That is what the Christophobes want: that He be banished.

No need reasoning with unreasonable minds. No hope appealing to biased judges.

There was no room for Him in the inn; no room for Him among His people; no room for Him in history; no room for His Story; no room for Him in this century. Shall we even deny Him the only room left—our hearts?

She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn (Luke 2:7).

In our hearts, no Christophobe could touch Him. His Kingdom would grow as big as the room we provide for Him. VSS

Joy to the world, the LORD has come… Let earth receive her King…
Let every heart prepare Him room… And heaven and nature sing.”
[Excerpt from the Christmas carol written in 1719 by Isaac Watts (1674-1748)].

Read also, “Is There Room for Humility?”

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