“Go tell it on the mountain, Over the hills and everywhere, Go tell it on the mountain, Our Jesus Christ is born…”
Christmas may be over but this song is still relevant. Believers must tell it on the mountain, the valley, on the side of the street, and everywhere! Why? Because Jesus Christ was born! His birth signals the fulfillment of the Law, His birth led to our salvation, and His birth positions us to have a relationship with the Father.
This charge of “going and telling on the mountain” about the arrival of Christ is much more than a song for December 25th. This song title should point us to the Great Commission:
His birth was just the beginning! He IS the Gospel! He IS the Good News! We must go and tell about Him! We must go, the Word says so! The mountain is a great vantage point, you are high and your voice can echo loudly, but don’t forsake the valley. If someone is in the valley with you, chances are, they need to hear the Good News about Christ.
Our lives, our work ethics, how we love and care for those entrusted to us, and our conduct are all “mountains” we can stand on and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And those mountains can be used to tell the Good News about Christ. Christmas is but a day, His Good News leads to eternity.
So, my friend, go on ahead it on the mountain-over the hills and everywhere-that our Jesus Christ was born, lived, served, died, and rose again for you and me!
Peace and Blessings
Christmas time can be quite chaotic. Shopping, drivers on the road, trying to fulfill everyone’s desires-far from calm! It can overwhelm you, if you let it. You do not have to succumb to the noise. You don’t have to be swayed by the chaotic nature of the time. Sometimes in the midst of all the noise, in the midst of the shoppers, drivers, and needs-all can be calm, the Word tells us so:
In the midst of everyone pulling at your coattails, in the midst of the big Christmas dinner you have to prepare, in the midst of wrapping gifts-you can scream or whisper-Peace! Be still! The waves of your life will cease. The storm of your life will quiet down. The noise will lower its tone.
Jesus came so we could experience calmness and brightness even in the midst of the stormy weather of life.
For many, this can be a tough time of the year. And this year is especially unique. However, we as children of God do not have to a slave to the times. When we operate with the power and authority granted to us by way of the Holy Spirit, we can truly understand the lyrics of that sweet Christmas song “Silent Night”: All is calm. All is bright.
And all being calm and bright isn’t simply reserved for Christmas time. We are called to command the times to bow to the Father. We are called to command peace in chaos. We are called to shine in darkness.
All is calm, all is bright when we decree the peace of God which surpasses all understanding to guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Peace and Blessings