She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. We read this story of the birth of Jesus time after time and year after year and still we discover new truths about our God and our faith. Take this simple statement, ‘because there was no room for them in the inn.’ In one sense it’s just a descriptive note, but in another sense it’s a fact that when Jesus was born nobody made room.
There were many people who could have spent the night in the stable where Jesus was born. We would expect that a mother about to give birth would take priority over other people. But the point is that nobody would make room. Mary was just not important enough for people to give their room up and be inconvenienced.