A Tail as Big as a Kite

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"He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." -Mark 16:15-16 NIV

Do You Hear What I Hear
Text: Noël Regney; Music: Gloria Shayne Baker
Written in 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a song of peace

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing thru the sky, shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?
A star, a star, dancing in the night,
with a tail as big as a kite;
with a tail as big as a kite.

Over 2000 years ago, the Savior of the world was born. Have you ever stopped to think about how people found out about His birth? The song “Do You Hear What I Hear?” gives us an example of how the news of His birth might have spread.

The song starts with the Holy Spirit asking the lamb, “Do you see what I see?” The Lamb then goes to the shepherd and asks, “Do you hear what I hear?” The Shepherd immediately goes to the King and asks “Do you know what I know?”

When they shared what God had told them, an entire nation heard about the birth of their Savior, Jesus, and what His birth meant for the entire world.

Here’s the great news: this too is our calling as followers of Christ - to share with others what we have been told!

God reveals Himself to all of us in different ways, depending on our personalities and gifts. For some, He shows us visible things about Himself, like a star in the sky. For others, we hear His voice; and then some of us grow closer to Him best through our intellect. The question is what are we doing with what God gives us? We have to realize that God will use us to bring people to Him through what He has revealed to us.

In this song, God chose a shepherd boy’s voice to tell others about what He had heard and, as a result, an entire nation heard about Jesus’ birth. What about today? If we want people to know about a Savior that has been born, we have to take the time to share with others what He is revealing to us. Lives are changed when we tell the people in our lives what God has shown and done for us.

"When I hear the news and hear another war has begun, and I wonder if God’s on the side of either one; I hear bullet, nail, or handcuff he bore all of them and in the light, my heart’s as dark as anyone’s...Lord, remind me. Lord, remind me. That the shepherds heard the angels break the silence in the field. That the wise men found a baby and they could not help but kneel. That the one who heard our weeping, became a child in manger sleeping...Lord, remind me...‘cause it’s Christmas and I want to remember." ~ Jon Guerra
Dec 15 2018