No room

1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This took place before Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.


Was there really no room for you that night?

Didn't they know who you were

And the precious baby you carried?

Was there really no room at all?


Was there really no room for you that night?

Not even a space on the floor?

Was there a better place to lay your head

than with the animals and the straw?


Was there really no room for you that night?

Why didn't you kick up a fuss?

After all, you were a VIP - 

and your baby, the most important of all.


Was there really no room for you that night?

I can't imagine how that must have felt ...

The sting of rejection, the shutting of doors

The shrugs and the shakes and the tuts.


Was there really no room for you that night?

Is there really no room for your Son?

What kind of God goes to that sort of length

Only to hear us say 'No.'


Was there really no room for you that night?

Lord, there's not enough room in me.

Please knock on my door, make yourself at home

And make me the way I should be.


Andy March 23/12/2010