So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ. Romans 10:17
The Christmas accounts include a great deal of hearing. Mary, Joseph, Zechariah, the Magi, the shepherds…each heard the message of Jesus come and each acted. Mary carried, Joseph honored, Zechariah named, the wise men sought. Luke’s account tells us that the shepherds went to see the baby and more. They didn’t stay, but went out to tell others. Others heard. And we hear the message in many and various ways today. Hear and Make Ready.