Matthew 16:13 (ESV)
Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
Go tell it the on the mountain
Over the hills and everywhere
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is Lord
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. Alexis is a native of Pittsburgh herself, and B.E. Taylor’s music has been the soundtrack of the Christmas season for many families
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 16:13. When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?”
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”
Dear 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. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.