Will he find his place?

Posted: December 13, 2010 in Cool Stuff just for you
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by Rick Moyer

 A few years ago I was writing a musical called “The Inn Keeper”  it revolved around the family that ran the Inn that Mary and Joseph found themselves trying to register at.  Of course, many know the story, there was no room.  They ended up being in the barn with the animals and Mary wound up having baby Jesus in a hay manger. 

As I was thinking about the situation they found themselves in it rang true in so many ways.  Mary had a dream and promise from God that she was going to have a child.  Joseph had the word from Mary and an Angel telling him that it was all true.  They pick up and travel all the way to Bethlehem for a census.  They were tired, Mary was 9 months pregnant and they just wanted to rest.  Their plans were messed up when the reservations didn’t work out.  So they had to be flexible.  I guess Mary could have been mad at God because he should have had a place for them at the Inn all worked out, but instead we see her go to a stinky stable, have a baby and then receive guests.  She and Joseph made the best out of their situation. 

 I find that hard to do.  I have plans, goals and dreams and wouldn’t you know that many times they don’t work out?  In fact it is human nature to get all upset when things don’t go our way.  We moan, cuss and shake our fist at God.   What we should probably be doing is stepping back a bit and looking for opportunities that God is making clear to us if we would quite complaining for a moment and look.

 We aren’t promised that life will be perfect, we are promised life with a savior that will be here for us no matter our circumstances. Our job is to look for God in our every day lives. Sometimes we are so busy asking God to bless us that we don’t even see or hear him. 

 The Inn Keeper didn’t even realize that the son of God was going to be born at his Inn.  Otherwise he would have surely made room for them.  He was so busy with this guests that he didn’t see the savior under his own nose.  Much like all of us. 

 Christmas can be a time when we get so wrapped up in the holiday we forget the whole reason behind it.  Put simply, Christmas is the gift of Christ sent to Earth for our benefit.  He is a gift that changes our life as we know it.  It would pay for us to look for him.  As the popular saying goes “Wise men still seek Him” The question is- will he find his place in our life this season?

 I wrote this song from Mary’s perspective, what she would have felt like after being kicked out on the street.  My friend Melina did a track for me and I enhanced it with some strings.  I hope you enjoy this song.  Merry Christmas–

 Click here to play the song- it’s free, sung by Melina Kastle,  and I think you will find it refreshing.  Here is to the season!

Find your place

By Rick Moyer

What a burden placed on us

To have God’s only son

To travel all this way to let your will be done

I think it’s too great for me

Now that we are finally here

If we suffer this much opposition

Then perhaps we did not hear

Will he find his place in  a world so unkind?

Is everyone so busy that none of them have time?

Will he do what the prophets foretold in the book

Or will they all ignore him without a second look?

Will he find his place?

My Husband let’s have courage

To do what God commands

This child will save the Nations and bring healing to the land

For if he’s born in the street then God will make a way

Perhaps all men will see him then and celebrate this day

Will he find his place in  a world so unkind?

Is everyone so busy that none of them have time?

Will he do what the prophets foretold in the book

Or will they all ignore him without a second look?

Will he find his place?

Find your place oh little one

Find your place God’s one and only son

Find your place oh  little one

Find your place God’s one and only son

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