Got Tell It on the Mountain

After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. Luke 2:17-18 HCSB

There is a wonderful song titled, “Go Tell It on the Mountain”. Wikipedia reports that “Go Tell It on the Mountain” is an African-American spiritual song, composed by John Wesley Work, Jr., dating back to at least 1865, that has been sung and recorded by many Gospel and secular performers. It is considered a Christmas carol because its original lyrics celebrate the Nativity of Jesus: “Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere: Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born”

The shepherds did what all of us should do. They heard the Good News, responded to the Good News, and then shared the Good News. The final command of Jesus to His disciples was, “Go and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” As disciples of Jesus, that is also our command. The shepherds immediately went and told others about what they had experienced.

Challenge: With whom have you shared the Good News this week? Watch for opportunities to share how Jesus has changed your life. Make a list of people you know who need to hear about Jesus and then ask God to provide opportunities for you to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those you encounter. Listen to the song, “Go Tell It on the Mountain” as sung by Dolly Parton on YouTube at;_ylt=A0LEVr7vVJJUHBMAKDAPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTB

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