And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.
Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
She birthed God, and laid him in an feeding trough, because there was no room for him in the upper room of their relative's house.
Mary and Joseph made room for Jesus. They made due with what they had, knowing it would be enough. They didn't say, "Hey, this is GOD we're birthing here. Give us the best room. God is coming!" Mary gave birth in humble conditions, made use of what was there.
Christmas Eve for most comes with a flurry of activity from last minute preparations to family gatherings. Have you made room for Jesus today?
There are last minute things to do, I know! Maybe just one more trip to the store! Or could you make due with what you have? Trust that it will be enough?