It was written by the prophet Isaiah 700 years before the birth of Christ, a prophecy of the Savior. The circumstances of his birth, life, death, and Resurrection.
"The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" (which means "God with us").
Peace of Earth?
How can they say that? There is never peace everywhere on the planet at any time. Except peace does not mean no war. Peace means a serenity in the heart. A comforting knowing that no matter how hard life knocks us around, God is in control and when the battle is over he will not only have won, be it will be revealed that the outcome was set long before Lucifer even considered rebellion.
Or, as Jesus put it, "It is finished"
When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30
Charlie Brown: I guess you were right, Linus. I shouldn't have picked this little tree. Everything I do turns into a disaster. I guess I really don't know what Christmas is all about.
[shouting in desperation]
Charlie Brown: Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?
Linus Van Pelt: Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.
[moves toward the center of the stage]
Linus Van Pelt: Lights, please.
[a spotlight shines on Linus]
Linus Van Pelt: "And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, 'Fear not:"
[Linus drops his security blanket on purpose]
Linus Van Pelt: "for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.' And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.'"
[Luke 2:8-14 KJV]
Linus Van Pelt: [Linus picks up his blanket and walks back towards Charlie Brown] That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
A special shout out to my friend, singer, musician, composer, and anointed follower of God, Steve Bell.