Luke 2:7 – And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Have you ever noticed the bottom half of this scripture? The bible never says that there wasn’t room in the inn; it simply states there wasn’t room for them. Them = Mary and Joseph expecting a baby out of wedlock.
During the religious festivals that were going on, this inn-keeper chose to allow only certain customers to actually stay in the inn. Apparently, his door wasn’t open to those that looked like they had some issues.
In todays society the church is a refuge to many. This number includes wealthy and poor people alike. Sometimes people come through our church doors that have it all, they are just missing Jesus. Others come with all kinds of baggage. These people are literally burdened with issues that are serious and terminal. Our church must be open to them.