Beginning Again: Inn
I'm a den leader for my son's Bear den. Back during the summer, the Cub Scout Master pulled me aside and asked me to lead. The firs words out my mouth were, "A den leader has to purchase a bunch of supplies. I don't have that kind of disposable income." Like a good volunteer coordinator, he gave me reasons I should say yes anyway.
I did, with those ancillary costs looming in the back of my mind. Yet, as I began to do the job, I realized I already had everything I needed. It all began to fall into place. People stepped up to help. My craft area became a mini-giving corner. What I needed was there.
She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the guestroom.
Luke 2:7 CEB
This is the truth regarding the inn or guestroom. It doesn't appear it's going to work. Mary and Joseph need a place to stay, and the inn is full. Yet, somehow, it does. It's wasn't going to be easy or comfortable, but it was going to work.
Are you willing to let go of what "couldn't be" to help God's plan "become"?
Dear Keeper of all that is, was, and will be,
Thank you for those moments where our lives fall into place, where places that appear barren give fruit, and places that appear full have just enough room for a miracle.