Imagine the story of Christmas being told by the Innkeeper. Indeed, that anonymous man played an important role during one of the most important days (or rather, nights) in a year, when Jesus was born.
You may remember Joseph and Mary having a hard time finding a place to lodge for the night, while in Bethlehem, ‘because there was no room for them in the inn’ (Luke 2:7). Most probably they had a discussion with the innkeeper, and finally ‘Mary brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger . . .’ (Luke 2:7).
Sharon Platt-McDonald wrote the story as the unnamed innkeeper would have told it. It starts with a recollection of a situation, ‘It was a full house’, and takes the reader through a series of events, from the moment of hurry in the night, when strangers knocked on the door, to the birth of a baby . . . to other interruptions when some shepherds came with a report of a vision of angels.
This 16-page booklet is your newest seasonal resource for sharing the story of Jesus with others in the non-threatening and non-invasive way of a story. Furthermore, on the back cover the reader will find a QR code for a follow up to discovering Jesus’ entire story — our ‘Try Jesus!’ Bible study.
Sharon Platt-McDonald is a Health Practitioner and Coach, Author, and Community Leader.
The booklet is available in print at the ADC office. Place your free orders email@example.com or 01923 672606. It is also available as a digital product as part of Reflecting Hope: Resources | PDF file and website article.