Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 25, 2019
The INN was full. The "inn" is mentioned in the Old Testament, and was still in operation in the New. The Inn was located on land that had been given to Chimham by DAVID (2 Samuel 19:32-40). It was a place to accommodate a number of TRAVELERS (Jeremiah 41:17).
Holman Bible Dictionary
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
That there was no room in the inn was symbolic of what was to happen to Jesus. The only place there
Contributed by John T Brantley on Dec 22, 2015
When all through the town,
Folks were snuggled comfy and sound.
All my night guests had checked in,
And I was exhausted and tucked in my kin,
When out at the door the I heard a swift rap,
of the door knocker knocking interrupting my nap.
I sprang up from my cot to see what was the
Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 2, 2002
A Sunday School was putting on a Christmas pageant which included the story of Mary and Joseph coming to the inn. One boy wanted so very much to be Joseph, but when the parts were handed out, a boy he didn’t like was given that part, and he was assigned to be the inn-keeper instead. He was pretty
Contributed by Brian Harvison on May 29, 2008
A Sunday school was putting on a Christmas pageant which included the story of Mary and Joseph coming to the inn. One boy wanted very much to be Joseph. But when the parts were handed out, a boy he didn’t like was given the part, and he was assigned to be the inn-keeper instead. He was pretty upset
One year a Sunday School was putting on a Christmas pageant.
One little boy really wanted the part of Joseph.
However, when the parts were handed out, the part of Joseph was given to a boy he detested.
Instead, he was assigned to play the inn-keeper instead.
The little boy was
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 14, 2001
Paul Harvey made this comment on one of his radio programs. He said, "You know, in every Ramada Inn in the U.S. there is an AIDS prevention kit in the drawer of the night-stand." Then he repeated it. He said, "In every Ramada Inn in the U.S., in the drawer
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jul 3, 2011
C. S. Lewis in The Problem of Pain: "Our Father refreshes us on the journey with some pleasant inns, but will not
One of my favorite Christmas stories, is about a 7th-grade boy by the name of William Spurling. William Spurling was big for his age, & a little slow mentally. But he was a good boy & all the kids liked him. In fact, they wanted him for a friend because he was big enough to take their part if they
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 14, 2003
HERE'S MY ROOM
Ron Hutchcraft tells the story of Harold. Harold wanted to be in the annual Christmas play which was always a big production in his town. But Harold was not the top student in his class and seemed to have a lot of problems. The directors of the children’s play did not want to
Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 1, 2009
A group of four-year-olds were presenting a Christmas Pageant. Everything moved along smoothly until the children playing Mary and Joseph arrived at the inn in Bethlehem.
‘Do you have any room for us?’ asked young Joseph.
‘No, the inn is full,’ replied the innkeeper.
‘But it’s so cold
Contributed by David Rogers on Dec 15, 2008
The True Christmas Gift
Twas the night before the birth,
when all the world did not know what was about to happen
Not a creature was stirring, and all men were napping
The rabbis were safe and secure in their knowledge
Old Herod, the king, the Lord he refused to acknowledge
Contributed by Andrew Chan on Dec 1, 2004
This reminds me of this story (Alex Domokos of Winnipeg told in Readers Digest, Dec. 2004):
My mother, a teacher, was having a hard time settling on a suitable role for one of her students in the Grade 3 Christmas pageant. Finally, she decided he should be the innkeeper, a role she felt he
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 26, 2007
People can be very forgetful about important things.
The great British preacher Charles Spurgeon once wrote: A man goes into an inn, and as soon as he sits down he begins to order…his dinner, his bed…He stays at the inn for some time. By and by, the bill comes due, and it takes him by surprise.
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on May 3, 2008
It was also said of the French pietist Francois Fenelon that his communion with God was such that his face shined with divine radiance. A religious skeptic who was compelled to spend the night in an inn with Fenelon hurried away the next morning,
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 8, 2009
The Mishna says, "The dwelling places of Gentiles are ritually unclean (Ohalot 18:7). David Stern summarizes other passages in the Mishna, "…Jews may not remain alone with Gentiles, leave cattle at their inns, assist them in childbirth, suckle their children, do business with
Contributed by Aaron Burgess on Dec 29, 2001
Frank Shaut Jr. told me that he arranged for him and his wife Heather to honeymoon in the beautiful Poconos in Pennsylvania. The town nearest the Poconos is a small village Bethlehem, PA. And so Frank called to reserve a room but he was told that the only hotel in Bethlehem, PA was full for a
Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 21, 2010
In the late 1700’s the manager of Baltimore’s largest hotel refused lodging to a man dressed like a farmer because they thought this fellow’s appearance would ruin the reputation of the inn. Later that evening, the innkeeper discovered that he had turned away none other than Thomas Jefferson, then
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 21, 2002
ROOM AFTER ALL
This is the story of a nine year-old boy named Wallace Purling. Larger than most kids, he was also slow in mind. But the children all liked him. He was so much bigger than they, but he never bullied them. In fact, he was the ever-present defender of the smaller boys. Wally wanted
Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Aug 22, 2008
The French Revolution was tough on nobility. For years the people with money and power in France ignored and humiliated the common people, forcing them to suffer and starve while the noblemen lived in luxury.
With the revolution came payback.
The guillotine was the method of