I’m a no-Christmas-music-before-Thanksgiving stickler. But this year, I broke my own rule in October because Andrew Peterson released his first recorded album of Behold the Lamb of God.
Behold the Lamb is a collaborative Christmas production that’s been in the works for twenty years. Every December, Christian artists join at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to sing about the Israelites and the Incarnation. They spin a story with their songs about Christmas’s cornerstone: the Lamb of God.
In his book, Adorning the Dark, Andrew writes:
“Each year we bring out a little slice of this sweet community of artists and musicians who genuinely love Jesus, and we tell his story.”*
Now that beautiful story is in album-form, and I’ve been savoring it since October. Besides, December shouldn’t be the only month we stop to behold the Lamb of God who has taken away the sins of the world.
* Andrew Peterson, Adorning the Dark (pg. 31)