Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wonderful counselor

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.


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Reader Wil said...

This is absolutely marvellous! Thank you dear Dina!
Shalom, peace, vrede, paix, pax...

Kate said...

May Peace reside in your heart and in Israel this coming year!

Sara said...

Thank you Dina. Someone sent me that video a few weeks ago...I like how you incorporated it into your post today. And thank you for the Hebrew words and pronunciations....

Dina said...

Friends, thank you all!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» thanks you for your Christmas greeting!

Here's another surprise singing of the Hallelujah Chorus.

Rob and Mandy said...

Dear Dina, message from my sister Christiane: toda raba!