Go Tell It On The Mountain

This morning we’re going to walk in or log on to church and sing Christmas carols. We get to praise the Lord for the birth of Jesus. And this isn’t the only time we get to do that this season. Christmas carols ring out constantly in stores, restaurants, and on the radio. Some praise God and others focus more on romance and pumpkin pie. We all have our favorites and our least favorites, but I think we can all agree, Last Christmas is definitely overplayed.
 
Although we constantly hear Christmas music, there’s something extra special about singing Christmas carols with fellow believers. This morning we aren’t singing the songs that say happiness comes from spending time with family, friends, snow, and gifts. With every “O Holy Night” and “Glory to the newborn King,” we are singing of true joy.

One of my all-time favorites is Go Tell It on the Mountain. It emphasizes how exciting it is that Jesus saves.

People had been waiting for their Savior for thousands of years. They knew salvation would be so sweet it would be worth shouting about from the mountaintops. “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the herald, who proclaims peace, who brings news of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” (Isaiah 52:7)

Then it happened, Jesus was born! He lived a perfect life, He died, and He rose from the dead. Through His sacrifice, He provides the only way to God, and we have to do something about it. Because it is exciting and urgent to share that Jesus is our only hope, this week is the perfect opportunity to tell our friends and neighbors about our source of true joy.

“How, then, can they call on him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.” (Romans 10:14-15)

My challenge to you is this: Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills, and everywhere. Go tell it on the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.

By Lily Wright

Lily is the Missions and Outreach Associate at Immanuel. She can’t wait until the pandemic ends so she can go tell it on the mountains across the world.

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