Everyone seems to be singing Handel's "Messiah" these days, or at least the Hallelujah Chorus part of it.
This flash mob in a food court made a surprising and inspiring singing of it!
The words come from our own prophet Isaiah (9:6):
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace."
Or as a Jewish translation leaves it:
"and his name is called Pele-yoets-el-gibbor-Abi-ad-sar-shalom."
I sighted this almost ceiling-to-floor lovingly-made banner at the Jerusalem University College, Institute of Holy Land Studies, Machon America'i campus on Mt. Zion.
The golden protruding letters spell Pele yoets.
Wishing all the blessings of Christmas to all the Christian friends today.