Matthew 6:10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
We are kingdom people. Like Joseph and Mary, we have a part in bringing the Kingdom of God into our world. We participate in ushering in the Kingdom of God when we welcome Jesus, his Son, into our lives and hearts. Like the innkeepers whom Joseph and Mary encountered in Bethlehem, we are being asked to make room for Jesus. When we allow Jesus to live in us, the Lord’s Prayer will become more than just a familiar set of words we recite, but rather an expression of our deepest longing.
How can I open my heart so that there is room for Jesus and others?
Father in heaven, I offer my heart as a lodging for your son, Jesus. Help me also make room for the others you send to me.