Do You Know What I Know?

During this Christmas season there will be ample opportunities for believers to share the reason for celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and the reason He came to earth. We can lovingly show our friends and family members that they can not only receive eternal life, but receive God’s spiritual gifts and live in abundant life right now.

Many of you may know the following Christmas song. Please read the lyrics, then continue on to the commentary that follows:

“DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?”

Said the night wind to the little lamb
Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky little lamb
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite
With a tail as big as a kite

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky shepherd boy
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song high above the tree
With a voice as big as the sea
With a voice as big as the sea

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty King
Do you know what I know?
In your palace wall mighty King
Do you know what I know?
A child, a child shivers in the cold
Let us bring him silver and gold
Let us bring him silver and gold

Said the King to the people everywhere
Listen to what I say!
Pray for peace people everywhere
Listen to what I say!
The child, the child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light
He will bring us goodness and light

God is seeing things and hearing things and speaking things this Christmas season. He wants to speak things through you for others to hear. Let Him lead you to help others this Christmas and you will have your own special Christmas story to tell….

Do you see what I see?
Maybe God is going to ask you to stop and help someone on the side of the road who has car trouble. Perhaps your tendency would be to drive on by to avoid the delay and the bother. Likewise, you may have a friend or family member who needs help. If you are listening for God’s quiet voice, He may be prompting you to reach out to that person in love.

Do you hear what I hear?
Someone you know, like a co-worker or a friend, may need someone to listen to them. God may be asking you to phone that person to let them know you care and to simply listen. Whether or not they feel free to open up about their problem, you can ask to pray for them. Sometimes we have not because we ask not.

Do you know what I know?
There are situations where we struggle and we can’t seem to fully understand what is happening. But God sees and knows everything. Ask Him to help you to understand and He will reveal to you what you need to know. He wants you to have His peace as you walk through the trial. He may even give you understanding concerning another person’s situation so that you can help the person and they can know God’s peace too.

Listen to what I say!
We know that God’s Word, the holy Bible, is full of God’s truth, and it contains the answers to all of our questions and struggles. There are scriptures to help us with any issue: salvation, redemption, healing, deliverance, peace, renewing the mind, family, sin, Jesus and His life and ministry, compassion, love…. A concordance or online scripture search website makes it easy to find scriptures that relate our situations and struggles. Write them on a card or note as a personal reminder or to share with a friend who needs encouragement.

Let’s pray,

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You that You want me to experience something special this Christmas season. I choose right now to be open to Your leading and I ask that my ears be open and attentive to Your voice. Please open up Your holy Word to me for the situations that concern me and others around me. I thank You that You are working for good in our lives. To You be the glory and praise for all that You do.

In Jesus name, Amen.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.”

Do You Hear What I Hear? Words by Noël Regney, Music by Gloria Shayne Baker © 1962 Regent Music Corp. (BMI) Copyright renewed by Jewel Music Publishing Co. Inc. (ASCAP)

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