The other part of the Messiah, my favorite, is ‘For unto us a Child is born.’ Little to be said about this. The music itself is inspiring, thrilling, uplifting. And the words…
Here’s the thing about the Hallelujah chorus. It’s for another time, a time in the future when all things have been put under His feet, when the ultimate triumph has been accomplished.
But today? Today I need to know the Wonderful. I need His council. I need to know that the mighty God is on my side. The everlasting Father is with me. And more than anything else I need to know that the Prince of Peace is right here at my side.
And that’s what the babe in the manger means to me. That is what Christmas is all about.