The Innkeeper’s story

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 or 01923 672606. It is also available as a digital product as part of Reflecting Hope: Resources | PDF file and website article.

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