Who is in control? That is a question we frequently ask and try to answer. We would like to be in control in our own lives, but it doesn't always work out that way. More times than we like to admit, we are not in control.
I am not sure Joseph and Mary were excited about a trip to Bethlehem when Mary was pregnant. Caesar Augustus decree required that Joseph return to his ancestral home to be counted for the Roman census. Mary was a descendant of King David, too.
God was in control. The prophet Micah was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write that the Promised Savior would be born in Bethlehem, the city of David. Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to fulfill God's promise. God was in control and used Caesar's census to get Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem before Jesus was born.
Even when we don't or can't see it, God is in control. He calls us to follow Him, to listen to Him and to trust Him. And He promises to work all things out for our ultimate good. Our challenge is to Let Go and Let God be in control!