We're told that when the Shepherds heard about the Messiah being born, "they hurried off..." It was urgent! They wanted to get down to the town, to find the amazing child they'd been told about. Were the angels making it up? There was only one way to find out - get to Bethlehem as soons as they could!
Angels pop up all over the place in the Christmas Story - they're messengers from God, with news that is exciting, challenging, and wonderful. Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds - they all hear from God via Angels. Funny thing is, almost every time an Angel appears, the first thing they say is "Don't be afraid"! They must have been pretty scary...
That's the thought behind this fun song from Maynard's Groovy Bible Tunes: "I'm an angel - ooh!"
Here's a snippet:
Here are the words:
I'm an angel - OOH! God's messenger to you, and I'm scary- BOO! but what I say is true: Don't be afraid, It's happening - That baby is God's promised King!
1. Hey - Mary! You're Gonna have a baby (x3) and He's God's Son!
2. Hey - Joseph! You're Gonna call him Jesus (x3) it means "God Saves"!
3. Hey - Shepherds! Come and see the baby! (x3) He's God's Good News!
Here's a great Good Friday song for kids. If you're looking for something for children to sing about Good Friday, then you've come to the right place. This song is great for Sunday School, as it mentions three of the most important things about Jesus being crucified and dying on the cross*, and it's easy to sing, and memorable!
One of the amazing things about Palm Sunday is the contrast between the humility of riding a donkey, and the majesty of who Jesus really is.
Zechariah 9:9 is a key verse which helps us understand: "Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey..." (this is quoted in the Palm Sunday account in Matthew 21:1-11)
WOW! Time to sing "Hosanna!" How come the high priests were so grumpy?!