“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.” (Luke 2:7 KJV).
Not long ago a professor of psychology in one of our great universities gave a word-suggestion test to his class of forty students. He instructed them to write the word "Christmas," and all the class did so.
"Now," said the professor, "write after the word `Christmas' the first thought that flashes through your mind regarding that day."
When the papers were turned in, such answers were given as "tree," "presents," "turkey," "holiday," "carols," and "Santa Claus," but not one had written, "the birthday of Lord Jesus Christ."
-War Cry. (moreillustrations.com)
“I believe firmly that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and everything that is contrary to God's law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts. But if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God. We must be emptied before we can be filled.” - D.L. Moody.