This morning, for the first of what is sure to be many times this holiday season, I listened to my very favorite Christmas CD: Andrew Peterson’s “Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ”. If you’ve never heard this album, go buy it now. Better, yet, check out the annual “Behold the Lamb Tour” schedule, and get to a performance! I’ve seen the show a couple times (including at Stevens Street a couple years ago) and it’s one of the best live concerts I’ve ever attended.
Anyway, I’ve probably listened to this album at least a hundred times in the last decade, but it always makes me think. This morning, it had me thinking about a writing idea.
Last year, I spent a couple weeks blogging through the movements of Handel’s Messiah, and I enjoyed it immensely. So this year, I’m thinking of doing something similar with the songs from “Behold the Lamb”. There are only 12 tracks, so it’s a much less daunting task than Messiah, which has 56 movements! Anyway, I’m not sure exactly when I’ll get started, but hopefully it will be very soon. I’m looking forward to the possibility!
To whet your appetite, here’s a 10-minute documentary about the album and the tour put together by Andrew Peterson a few years ago: