No Room Story

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by danny3861, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member

    NO ROOM

    The whole family was excited. It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
    That was the day they always put up their Christmas decorations.
    Everyone knew what their specific job was. Dad and Tommy put up the
    outdoor decorations. Mom put up the tree and wrapped all of the
    presents, and Heather did the rest of the indoor decorating. They all
    started early because this was a time consuming job.

    When they stopped for lunch dad had the lights halfway around the
    house,
    which was good, but he still had to finish putting the blinking lights
    on the bushes and put up the yard displays. Also, he had to put Santa
    and his reindeer up on the roof.

    Mom was almost finished putting the ornaments on the tree. As far as
    she
    was concerned, all she had left was to put the icicles on it and spray
    it with snow. She could hardly wait until she finished, because she
    could get all of the presents out of the bedroom closet and start
    wrapping them. She sure hoped the kids would like all of the video
    games, computer software, and designer clothes she had gotten them, and
    that dad liked all of his new tools and hunting and fishing gear. After
    all, these things are not cheap. It is a good thing she had all of
    those
    credit cards.

    She had to wrap presents for all of their other friends and relatives,
    too. She sure hoped everyone spent as much on her family as she had on
    theirs, and that they got them something they would like.

    Heather was coming along well with her decorating, too. She had the
    house all decorated with Santa's, elves, reindeer, candy canes,
    stockings and other Christmas items, but she had several boxes left,
    and
    she was rapidly filling up all of the available space.

    By late afternoon, everything appeared to be complete. Dad and Tommy
    had
    all of the decorations up and all of the lights were working. Mom had
    everything wrapped and under the tree, and there was hardly anywhere to
    walk. Now, all that remained was putting the empty boxes that stored
    the
    decorations back in the attic until it was time to put everything away
    for another year.

    When they started to put the boxes up, they found one box that was
    still
    full. When they opened it, they found a nativity scene. There was
    Jesus,
    Mary and Joseph, shepherds, wise men, and animals. They tried to find a
    place for them, but after looking around they decided they had no room
    left for it.

    They felt bad about it, but they were just out of room. They must have
    spent five minutes trying to figure out what to do. Then, someone came
    up with the idea to make sure they included the Jesus decorations next
    year, but they were afraid they would forget, so they taped a big note
    on the top of the box - JESUS, NEXT YEAR. Then, they all felt better.

    Do you put Jesus away in the attic until it is convenient to take him
    out and display him in your life? Do you give him time in your life
    after everything else is over and done with, or do you live each day of
    your life for him and trumpet to the world that he is your Lord and
    Savior?
  2. LPN_11

    LPN_11 New Member

    Too many times people put the most important part of our lives on the back burner. And by doing this they do not realize that the many blessings that can be theirs just by asking will not happen because they have put Him on the back burner.
    They do not realize that by asking him into their hearts daily that he will walk with them and keep them in his heavely heart, and were it not for him assuming all our earthly sins life as we know it would not be.
    I hope that everyone can find the time for Him in their hearts and minds daily and enjoy the blessings that are bestowed on them just by asking---
    Sue
  3. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story with all of us.........Blessings to you, Judy
  4. dash

    dash New Member

    Sometimes the deepest spiritual truths are conveyed in stories. I suppose that is why Jesus taught in parables.
    Your tale is a very timely one and did my heart good. I couldn't get to church today and was looking for a little spiritual encouragement. I found it here.

    Thanks,
    Della
  5. HAPPYDOGSUZ7777

    HAPPYDOGSUZ7777 New Member

    Aloha,
    That was a very cool story and sadly so true for many
    Merry Christmas and thanks for the story Suzanne