“Down in a lowly manger
Our humble Christ was born
And God sent 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.”
– Go Tell It On The Mountain
“You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!” “ Isaiah 40:9
Go and tell.
This was told to the shepherds on that glorious night. It was told by Jesus later to His disciples in what is called “The Great Commission.”
Go and tell.
It’s not a suggestion. It’s a command – an action we are called to take. More importantly, though, it is one we should be excited about taking. Our savior is born! Jesus, born on Christmas morning, to save us from our sins through the love of the Father who sent Him. This isn’t news we should only share during the Christmas season. This is news we should be excited about shouting from the mountaintops every day of our lives!
We were given a great gift, a miraculous gift over 2000 years ago on that blessed Christmas morn. Why wouldn’t we want to share it? Jesus came to save us and dwell among us until it was time for Him to go be with the Father. We need to celebrate Jesus not just for a season, but for the rest of the time we are here in this world.
The world needed Him. It still needs him. We need Him. So “Lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid!”
“Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.” Matthew 28:16
Lord, help me to share the good news of You, the beautiful Savior, not just during the Christmas season, but all throughout my life. When I can’t share it with my words, help me to share it by my actions. Amen.