Friday, November 30, 2012
Something occurred to me today. The Innkeeper did not receive a holy messenger to inform him Jesus was on the way and would be born in his establishment. Others were given a forewarning...why not this guy?? Wouldn't he have preferred to make sure there was a nice, cozy room available? Would he have scrubbed all the walls, ceilings and floors? Would he have gone out and purchased all the best food and drinks for his important guests? Would he have done everything in his power to be sure all was PERFECT...even if it meant running himself into the ground with exhaustion?
So...that raised another question...is this a possible reason WHY he wasn't given a heavenly head's up? And I wonder, how would the message in the story of our Messiah's birth be different if he had been born in a cozy, plush, well-to-do-top-of-the-line room?
Final question I'm asking myself today...as I ponder this story as well as the story of Martha preparing her home and a meal for Jesus...why do I fuss and fret and have this belief that I am not valuable if I am not DOING DOING DOING? Or if others "DO" more than I do, why am I plunged into a cycle of self-doubt, insecurity, and guilt?
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." -Jesus