A journey – long and hard,
A couple – tired and worn,
A town – o’erwhelmed with guests,
An Inn – but ‘No Vacancy’.
A night – so cold and dark,
A girl – so great with child,
A man – concerned and worried,
The news – No vacancy.
Lives – so busy and full,
Hearts – so brittle and cold,
Souls – so indifferent and hard,
Haughty Attitudes – No Vacancy.
No Vacancy, No room, Fully Occupied,
No space for the Son of God.
Closed doors, closed hearts,
No Vacancy – No Room for the Savior of Man.
An Innkeeper – feeling compassion,
Space – in the animals pen,
Bed of straw – animal’s manger,
The only Vacancy found.
Quiet spot – a baby born,
A Savior for the World.
Humble beginnings – no Kingly birth,
Just a man, a girl, and God’s Creatures.
An angel – and shepherds and sheep,
Glad tidings – and heaven’s song,
A trip to town – in wonder and awe,
Bowing in adoration and praise.
Eastern Kings – traveling far
A star – a dazzling miracle!
Gifts of gold – fit for a King!
Presented to the tiny Child.
Another king – cruel and proud,
In his heart – No Vacancy!
No room for another – soul so hard,
Jealous and making men suffer.
Hearts so hard, lives so full
Souls turned cold by the world
Do actions and attitudes all portray?
In us – No Vacancy?
Tiny Child – blameless life,
Sacrifice – unblemished, pure,
Dying to save, Rising again,
Removing ‘No Vacancy’!
Gift of Love – freely offered,
Acceptance brings freedom from sin,
Souls washed white – hearts made soft,
Room – there is room for Him!!
-Jill Elaine Flory
She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped Him snugly in strips of cloth and laid Him in a manger because there was no lodging available for them. – Luke 2:7 NLT
Wishing you all a very Merry, Bright, and Blessed Christmas.