2013 was a great year for me. I started a wonderful job working with wonderful college students, I married my best friend, went to the state in which I thought I would never be able to go, and I believe I’ve grown closer to God.
At least I think I did. Of course there is always room for more. However, many people tend to go the route that says “I have enough Jesus” or “No Room for Jesus Here.” That is what gets me about the world and holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holidays. It’s such a wonderful time of the year, in which we get to spend time with family and friends. This holiday season, Rachel and I were gone for 9 days straight. Through those days, we saw family and friends, people we haven’t seen in years, and we saw a numerous amount of young people gathered together to worship God. But here’s the thing about the world and Jesus. The world only wants Jesus when it’s convenient for them. Such as times of prayer, times of grief, Christmas, during war time, and the list goes on. This is nothing new to you or me. It’s been going on for some time now. A passage that I find fitting for this is Luke 2:7,
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.
No room for them in the inn. None. It was crowded out with other guests.
One more passage says this:
For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.