Go, Tell it on the Mountain!
by Judy Webb
Psalm 95:1 (NASB) "O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation."
I love to read from Psalms and study the words and try to express how a particular Psalm is speaking to my heart that day. Often I will begin with my journal, reading through the words of the Psalm and as soon as a line or a word jumps from the page, I write that down and expound on it. I know that the Word of God is living and active. (Hebrews 4:12) I experience it daily. Do you? This week we are still focusing on Christmas and probably still have our favorite Christmas Carol playing in our heads, if not on our current play-list. The words from verse 6 helped me to prepare for this holy time. "Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker;" (Psalm 95:6 NIV) this line invokes a vision of the majesty of God.
As we begin to get back to the business of daily living, packing away the decorations until next year, why not sing a Christmas song one more time and think of the words and embrace their meaning. Consider how this season is a time to remember Christ's mission is to save us, to redeem us and to give us New Life. Now that is something to sing about!
“…for he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care..." The fact that Jesus is our Shepherd does seem to go hand-in-hand with Christmas. Jesus was born in a stable among the animals and probably many sheep were there. Jesus, our Shepherd and Savior.
He is our God by creation and then by redemption. Lord, don't allow us to forget this. Thank you for this amazing world we live in and for sending your only Son so that we may be redeemed and given new life in Your amazing world.