The Innkeeper by John Piper

This is a video of a Christmas poem written by John Piper. It is a story of what could have happened with the Innkeeper and his family. It is a powerful story of hope in the midst of sorrow and pain. The book is available from Amazon, or a free PDF file can be downloaded from the Desiring God website. My prayer is that you have a blessed Christmas. Remember that in Christ, you will reign forevermore.

Only two weeks from his crucifixion, Jesus has stopped in Bethlehem. He has returned to visit someone important—the innkeeper who made a place for Mary and Joseph the night he was born. But His greater purpose in coming is to pay a debt. What did it cost to house the Son of God?


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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  1. dan says:

    Saw the video at church the other day and was very moved .Today I looked at some reviews and John Piper gets raked over the coals for inventing scripture and breaking the second commandment. What is that all about? Reminds me of an old Bob Bennit song it had a line in it about “a high power doctrine gun”

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