Completely booked

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. Luke 2:7

It was the census season and Jerusalem was teeming with people. That poor innkeeper was probably swamped. The inn was full and he may have been so  preoccupied with all the business of the season that it never have occurred to him to say “use my room” instead of “there’s a stable out back.”

Lord, even when I’m really busy, help me to stop and respond with Your heart  instead of just doing what makes the problem go away the quickest.