The Innkeeper: In Good Company

Thursday, December 27, 2012 Posted by Debbie Legg

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I’m sure that when he offered his stable, the Innkeeper didn’t know that the baby to be born there was The King of Kings, although I’m sure he had an inkling after the shepherds blabbed it all over town.  I wonder if he was embarrassed, feeling his offering to the Messiah was less than what He deserved. 

I hope he finally realized that his offering, meager as it may have been, was enough.  I hope he also realized that by offering his enough, he was in good company. 

Time and again in the Bible it’s not the size of the offering but what God does with it that is the miracle.  Nothing we offer Him is equal to what He deserves, but it is enough for Him to work with.

After all, five loaves and two fish were enough to feed 5000 men.  The Widow’s two copper coins were enough in the economy of God’s Kingdom.  David’s one smooth stone was enough to defeat a giant.  Abraham’s one son, Isaac, was enough to grow into a population as numerous as the grains of sand on the seashore. 

God’s not as interested in what we’ve got as He is in whether or not we are willing to give it to Him.  All of it.  Without stipulation as to how, why, or when He uses it.

Because of our love for and obedience to Jesus, we can offer a cup of cold water and it will be enough.  We can give two coins to a homeless person and it will be enough.  We can make a quick visit to a lonely person and it will be enough. 

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matt 25:40)

When we do this, we’re in good company, just like the Innkeeper.

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