I came across a YouTube video from a Gaither Vocal Band and Janet Pascal rendition of a song called, “Tell Me.” (I love this rendition and put a link to it at the bottom of this devotion.)
“Tell me the old, old story. It shall be my theme in glory. Tell me once again about His love.”
After tomorrow there are two Sundays left before the Christmas holiday, and one Sunday directly after. Every year I’ve struggled with coming up with something new or different to say about the Christmas Story in my Sunday messages. Should I look at it from the viewpoint of the participants, or the songs or the genealogies in the Gospels? What haven’t we heard before?
Then I realized that it isn’t about what we haven’t heard before … it’s all about what we have heard before. It’s about that old, old story that never ever grows old. It’s about God’s love on display. It’s what I’ll, and you’ll be singing about in glory for all eternity!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” [John 3:16 NKJV]
It’s about God’s loving so …. It’s about God’s giving …. It’s about everlasting life …. That’s the old, old story that shall never grow old. That’s what I want to focus on this year. I want to sing the old carols that have been sung for centuries. I want to read the Christmas story in Matthew and Luke, just hear the inspired words of the Scriptures and allow them to flow deep into my being. I want that old, old story to be my theme this year … after all, it shall be my theme in glory. Why not get a head start!