Go Tell It on the Mountain

Shepherds seem unlikely candidates to receive an invitation to the Messiah’s cradle. Angels spoke and the shepherds took action. They went to Bethlehem to see, firsthand, the baby spoken of by the angel. Maybe the greatest part of the story is what happened next.

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“When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this Child. And all who heard it wondered at the things which were told them by the shepherds.” Lk 2:17-18 They didn’t keep the news to themselves.

What was it the angel had said? “For unto you is born this day…a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” Lk. 2:11 This was incredible news. The Savior? The Christ? Come to earth as a baby? The angels proclaimed it, but the Shepherds had to see it for themselves. What was it about their visit to a manger that had them boldly proclaiming, “Christ is born?”

This seems to be the beginning of something seen all throughout the New Testament. When men meet Christ, when they truly believe that He is the Savior, the Christ, they share that news with others. It is a natural part of new life in Him. In His final words to his disciples, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples. Share the good news of Jesus with others. Pretty simple.

While shepherds kept their watching

Over silent flocks by night,

Behold throughout the heavens,

There shone a holy light:

Go, Tell It On The Mountain,

Over the hills and everywhere;

Go, Tell It On The Mountain

That Jesus Christ is born.

The shepherds feared and trembled

When lo! above the earth

Rang out the angel chorus

That hailed our Saviour’s birth:

Go, Tell It On The Mountain,

Over the hills and everywhere;

Go, Tell It On The Mountain

That Jesus Christ is born.

Down in a lowly manger

Our humble Christ was born

And God send us salvation,

That blessed Christmas morn:

Go, Tell It On The Mountain,

Over the hills and everywhere;

Go, Tell It On The Mountain

That Jesus Christ is born.

When I am a seeker,

I seek both night and day;

I seek the Lord to help me,

And He shows me the way:

Go, Tell It On The Mountain,

Over the hills and everywhere;

Go, Tell It On The Mountain

That Jesus Christ is born.

He made me a watchman

Upon the city wall,

And if I am a Christian,

I am the least of all.

Go, Tell It On The Mountain,

Over the hills and everywhere;

Go, Tell It On The Mountain

That Jesus Christ is born.

I hope you have a fresh encounter with Christ this Christmas season and that you long to go tell His story to those around you.

~ Regina

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