Track 25: Messiah – London Symphony Orchestra
Christmas Peace By President Henry B. Eyring
Every Christmas season, I remember the words: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: … and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
The first time I can remember hearing those words was as I sat in the balcony of the Salt Lake Tabernacle. A choir was singing the music of Handel. I remember feeling something in my heart. It was the Holy Ghost. The Spirit confirmed to my heart that the words I heard sung that night were true.
The baby born in Bethlehem long ago was and is the Son of God, the Only Begotten of the Father.
The feeling I had that night was of faith and hope. Because Jesus Christ was born, death would not be the end. Because of His birth, my heart, your heart, and all human hearts can become pure, clean, and fit to go to a heavenly home.
Angels, shepherds, and Wise Men found peace in Jesus Christ. So will you. The Saviour’s birth is the gift that makes it possible for the Father to give us “peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come” (D&C 59:23).
I pray that peace will come to each of us as we remember, love, and worship our Heavenly Father. May we always remember the service and kindness Jesus gave—and decide to do the same.