I lied…I kept listening to the Piano Guys and came across this one and got another idea!
I am a DIEHARD fan of the Bourne movies. LOVE them, watched them over and over, love the music soundtracks (had one as a ringtone). It is something I share with Jeff and my dad–we even let the kids watch the chase scenes they are sooo good. I know, crazy.
So what the heck does Bourne have to do with Christmas and being an innkeeper???
The searching. The never giving up to find out who we truly are.
That is what this week leading up to the birth of Christ is! Right? Mary and Joseph searched and searched for a room, and there were no guest rooms/upper rooms available (plus who wants to go up stairs when you are labor???) So they stayed in a stable.
The Hebrews had been searching for a savior. The wise men were searching for a star. The shepherds were searching for what the angels announced.
We are all searching to find out who we are, for the IN:
we are God’s children. We are LOVED. That is who we are.
We just have to open up the stables in our hearts and acknowledge it all–let it all in–throw open those doors–let all those other searchers in and just roll with all that love.
So: directions for today: listen to the song, imagine Joseph and Mary searching, imagine the Hebrews searching, wise men searching. US searching. Feel the urgency.
Then, realize, as they all did, we found the IN—
Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of All who Loves and Commands us to Love Like Him.