While they were there, the time came for her to have her child,and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7
Did he forget his address? Yes, Prince William of Wales. He slept on an icy cold street with other homeless fellows. There was no warm room for him. There was no heater for him. No comfy beddings for the young royal blood. No servants waiting for him to wake up. No royal guards protecting this prince who is second in line for the throne. His group was almost run over by the street sweeper. He did this only for one night. He then realized how much harder to sleep on the streets during winter time. He came to realize the unsafe and unsecured environment their people lived in. After that night, Prince William was never the same again.
Same thing happened to Jesus. Jesus, who was born in a manger, yet He is God and Prince of Peace. No angel servants to look if He is well taken cared for. No comfy baby beddings. No heat to supply the stable. No armored heavenly guards to protect the Son of God. Jesus might have been run over by a donkey or another resident of that manger. There was no room for them in the inn and maybe that’s why Mary and Joseph chose this wrong address. For the King of kings to become man. For Jesus to be one of us. For Jesus to live with us. For God to be with us. With His coming, we as God’s people will be safe and secured. And after that night, we will never be the same again.