Of all the descriptions of Jesus found in the gospels and beyond, my favorite—out of so many profound, beautiful, and challenging descriptions—is probably one of the least quoted, most skipped over of the Jesus pictures.
It was the first Christmas Eve. Mary and Joseph wandered the streets of Bethlehem, perhaps in desperation. All they needed was a place to stay. A simple lodging was all they sought—but seemingly their luck had run out. There was no room—anywhere.