The International Mission Board of the SBC asked me to write a piece on how Christmas hymns call the nations to worship and motivate us to take the gospel to all people, and I was happy to do so! Here’s a snippet:
During the Christmas season, our focus on Christ’s mission on earth should motivate our mission as well. Jesus prayed in his High Priestly Prayer of John 17, “As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.” Just as Christ was responsible to accomplish the mission his Father sent him to do, so we who Christ sent into the world are responsible to accomplish what he commanded of us, to “make disciples of all nations” (Matt. 28:19).
It’s no surprise, then, that Christmas hymns are full of references to the nations.
Read the whole thing here: Come Adore Him: Christmas Hymns Call the Nations to Worship – International Mission Board