Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Day 11: "Go Tell It On The Mountain"

 First of all, can I just say, "I'm sorry, Mom, I had to do it." This carol is my mother's least favorite of them all, and she must have passed that on to me. And for years, I haven't been particularly fond of it, either. Until David Crowder. It is on his "Oh For Joy" holiday CD, but I had never heard it like that before. And as with all things DC, I loved it! And now, after studying it, and finding so many Scriptural connections, I am even more taken with it. So, even if this one isn't on your top 10, give a few minutes. You may find it grows on you!

Lyrics: "Go Tell It On The Mountain"

The Baptist Hymnal (1991): #95

Questions for thought and discussion:
1. The entire theme of this song is the telling. Can you share the Gospel story without telling of Christ's birth? Is that part essential to fully understand Christ's sacrifice? How?

2. The Isaiah passage says that the feet of those who share the "good news" are "beautiful". Those shepherds, those lowly, hard-working, *smelly* shepherds...did they have beautiful feet? Do you?

3. We often think of the angels as the primary "heralds" in this story, but their message was only to the shepherds. The shepherds, however, are the ones who "spread the word" (Luke 2:17). God uses people as His chief manner of proclamation. Ordinary, everyday, even "boring" ones. Are you ever guilty of expecting angels to share the story God has given to you to tell?

Looking for the entire printable? It's here. 

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