Las Posadas is a 9-day celebration in many regions of the world including Mexico and the southern USA, which begins on December 16th and re-enacts Mary and Joseph’s (of the Bible) cold and difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of shelter before baby Jesus was born. For little children it’s an opportunity to remember the journey and sing songs to the “innkeepers” in their town, as they go from house to house asking for room. At the end of each night there’s a feast for all participants.
If you’ve heard the Christmas Story, you know that there was no room in the Inn for Jesus and his family. If you’ve read Charles Dickens Christmas Carol (or seen a movie version), Scrooge had no room in his life for others. By participating in the Las Posadas journey each year the children learn the valuable lesson about making room in their lives.
As I’ve said on many occasions, life isn’t a one man show, it’s a journey we’re all taking together in one way or another. So in this festive season of the year, let me ask you a question: what do you need to make room for in your life? A person? A new job? A pet? A new way of living? A Savior? I encourage you to think over the next 2 weeks until Christmas what you need to make room for in your life. What would bless your life in a way that you can’t imagine if you were to only open up to receive it?