This song is a good song and sung around Christmas. It's a favourite of my brother Michael and mom also enjoys it too. Do You Hear What I Hear? was written around 1962 during some Cuban missile crisis/war that was taking place. The song is mostly about people spreading the message out that the Saviour is born and the star that shines over the place of His birth. The star shined so brightly that word was passed around like the game Telephone of the good news why the star was in the sky.
As we are in Mark 16:15-16 today the verses before that talk about His death/resurection, where Easter comes in, but when you read you verses 15 and 16 it's saying to tell the world the good news that Jesus is alive!
15 And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. 16 Anyone who believes and is baptized will be saved. But anyone who refuses to believe will be condemned.
Do You Hear What I Hear
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?
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. Others may grow closer to Him best through reading scriptures, some through singing praises to Him. 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 individually.
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.
What has God shown or told you lately that you should be sharing with others?
In what ways does God reveal Himself to you?
God is always upto something or other always wanting to get our attention. I know He gets my attention through wheather, exspecially sunsets and sun rises if I ever wake up real early. I think sometimes through prayer and results from prayer. People can also reveal things of God that are following Him. I know God uses me to share with others at times, He gives me opertunites. I've told kids at work about Christ, invited one of them to YE this year when he asked where I was gonna be becaouse I wasn't able to work with him that day. I'm not perfect and sometimes I don't catch all the oppertunites, sometimes they're missed, and I feel bad when I don't use those oppertunities that come, but I know God dosn't give up on me that quick.