Saturday, December 12, 2009

No Place at the Inn


Birth of a Saviour
The birth of Jesus in the manger (from the movie Ben-Hur, 1959)

Joseph and Mary entered the stable, the animals stirred and made some sounds, they had been asleep. It seemed good to Joseph and Mary to be in out of the weather, there was no room at the inn. Mary was very tired and weary from all the traveling, so Joseph made her as comfortable as he could on the soft straw, she was near giving birth. The little town of Bethlehem was very still and quiet this time of night, only the animals in the stable were awake, but no sound did they make.

Joseph was busy making a bed of straw in the manger for the baby to lie on. As soon as the baby was born Mary wrapped him in clothing and placed him in the manger, not a sound did he make. This is how our Lord and Savior came into this world, surrounded by stable animals, which must of felt the presence of something all inspiring.

They named him Jesus, and you can imagine the angels that were present, the heavens were rejoicing over his birth, and I am sure that trumpets were ringing out, singing his praise. Three wise men came in the stable to see this birth, they fell down and worshiped him, they had brought him presents.

Let us all remember the first day long ago, and praise his name, for he so gave us the gift of life. Let us reach out to those that are not as fortunate as us, let this season be merry and bright. It is hard to live as we should all the time but we have someone that will guide us along the way, believe in Jesus and you shall be saved. I wish all of my friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from my house to yours, God Bless you and your loved ones.

14 comments:

Tea said...

Love this post! The greatest gift ever!

Margaret Cloud said...

Thank you Tea and Amen to your comment.

Renie Burghardt said...

A beautiful story told through the ages to remind us that Jesus is the reason for the season!

Merry Christmas, Margaret!

Renie

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A most wonderful post Margaret. A pleasure to read as always.

Yvonne.

Patty said...

A wonderful story and I didn't realize how young Mary was until a few weeks ago at a Christmas pageant. I hope you and Wayne have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, with no sickness, or money worries, everything running smoothly with your family members. Couldn't get any better than that. Merry Christmas.

Kathleen said...

I love this. Margaret, you always seem to have just the right thoughts and words at just the time that I need them the most. Thank you.

Judy said...

A great story and I am glad you posted it because we all need to remember what Christmas is all about. Thanks, I enjoyed it very much.

Clara....in TN said...

I loved your story too!

A New Beginning said...

Best wishes for a great Christmas and a lovely new year!! :)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Margaret, Thanks for the beautiful reminder of what Christmas is realllly about. I hope your holidays are wonderful and your new year a happy and healthy one!

All the best, Joanna

Linda said...

Thank you for this delightful post! It is the way I believe entirely and a refreshing, important reminder to all of us as we prepare to celebrate Christmas. Thanks, Margaret! :)

Margaret Cloud said...

I thank all my friends for their kind comments and I also am glad you like to come by. Merry Christmas to you all. love Margaret

Becky and Gary said...

What a beautiful story Margaret.
Shouldn't we all fashion our lives after Jesus. The world would be a much happier place to live.
Wishing you and all your family the merriest of Christmasses.
B&G

caspersmom said...

Nothing so great as the story of Jesus' birth, except for his second coming which seems very close to what is going on in the world today.

I enjoyed the movie Ben Hur. It was a really moving film

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