“Go Tell It On The Mountain” Christmas Devotional

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December 4

“Sweet Little Jesus Child/Go Tell It On The Mountain” by B.E. Taylor

Sweet Little Jesus child

Born in a manger

sweet little Jesus child

They didn’t know who you were

Some say you were a prophet

Some say you were just a man

Sweet little Jesus child

They didn’t know who, who you were

So I say go tell It the on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is Lord

Somebody help me

So I say go tell It the on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is Lord

When I was sinner

Didn’t about you

Then you came my life and changed my life

And I know what I got to do

So I say go tell It the on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is Lord

Shout it out now

When I was sinner

Didn’t know much about you

Then you came my life and changed my life

And I know what I got to do

So I say Go tell it the on the mountain

Over the hills and everywhere

Go tell it on the mountain

That Jesus Christ is Lord

Jesus Christ is Lord

Jesus Christ is sweet little Jesus child

Born in a manger

Sweet little Jesus child

They didn’t know who, who you were

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Today’s Devotion

This soulful rendition of “Go Tell It On The Mountain” was arranged and performed by Pittsburgh local music legend, B.E. Taylor, a man of deep faith who passed away last year. Alexis is a native of Pittsburgh herself, and B.E. Taylor’s music has been the soundtrack of the holiday season for our family since we first attended one of his Christmas music concerts together shortly before getting engaged in 2007.

I’ve always loved the lyrics in this song’s opening,

“Some say you were a prophet

Some say you were just a man

Sweet little Jesus child

They didn’t know who, who you were”

In many ways, the pursuit of Christian faith and the spiritual journey can be characterized by that question – “Who do you say Jesus is?”

Peter himself was quizzed on this topic by Jesus in Matthew 16, when Peter reported to Jesus a wide range of speculation about his identity:

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”

14 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.”

15 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?”

16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

Everyday, we’re challenged to answer the same question – “Who is Jesus to me?”

A prophet? A man? Fictional character in an old story? A guy with some good ideas, but ended up getting himself killed?

Or is he Lord? Savior? Messiah? Son of the living God?

Is he reigning over your life – or does he add a flavor of spirituality to your worldview?

The answer to the question of who Jesus is to you is the most critical inquiry of our lives. Everything else – how we live, work, raise a family, be a friend, worship…everything – is built upon the foundation of our answer to that question.

Christmas is a time for reflection on God’s goodness, mercy, and the joy that he brings.

“So, go tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is Lord”

Prayer

Lord,

We often find ourselves confused about who you are and what you do in our lives. Although we try to confess your name, we struggle and fall apart at times. May we know your mercy this Christmas, and pray that you build us up stronger in identity and understanding of how you work in this world. Embolden us to represent you, and to be assured that you are Lord of our lives. Amen.

 

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Aaron Waid

Aaron Waid

Aaron is a husband, father, theologian, writer, instructor, and musician.
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