Standing before the congregation at twelve years old, I announced I had received Christ Jesus into my soul for the eternal Savior He truly is. I felt like I wanted to shout it from the rooftops. I was that filled with joy! My joy and the Savior’s joy in me made the fulness of joy.
I believe all who truly receive the Savior into their soul feel this in their personal way. But more so, we want to shout it from the tallest mountain this good news of salvation. So, our voices will carry above and down into the valleys echoing off the mountain and canyon walls below, that every ear will hear our joy of annunciation, “Jesus SAVED me, a sinner!” For though our experience is personal, it is not private.
It is a most excellent time to announce that Jesus Christ is born at this Christmas season — but also why He was born in that lowly manger. So, this year let us again — “Go Tell It on the Mountain” that Jesus Christ was born to save sinners like me — and you. For His love, grace, and mercy is worth far more than all treasures this world can never produce.
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7
Go tell it on the mountain,
over the hills and everywhere;
go tell it on the mountain
that Jesus Christ is born!
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
17 [When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.]
19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.
20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.” Luke 2: 13-20 NIV