Faith or Control

During this time of year, we prepare our hearts for the Christmas season.

The Christmas story will be told all over the world thousands, if not millions of times during the month of December. The faith of Joseph, Mary, the angels, and the shepherds plus others will be recounted, as they heard about the good news of a Savior being born, the gift to all mankind. Their faith in the Lord brought about glory to God and much joy in their lives.

Faith is the first step of obedience, and without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). For example, we think of Mary and the faith she showed...