"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

December 20, 2011

Prince of Peace

"For a child is born to us,
a son is given to us.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice 
from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the 
Lord of Heaven’s Armies will make this happen!
Isaiah 9: 6-7

This is the real meaning of Christmas.  A day to remember the birth of this child, who is called the Prince of Peace.  

One of my favorite Christmas carols is O Holy Night.  The tune and the words are just so powerful.  I especially like the verse that goes as follows:

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Chains shall His break for the slave is our brother;
And in His name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise us,
Let all within us praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever,
His power and glory evermore proclaim.
His power and glory evermore proclaim.

So this Christmas, may God fill your heart with peace as you remember the real meaning of Christmas !

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