by Richard Long,
I was asked to be a guest preacher at a local congregation here in Ottawa yesterday. Being Christmas Sunday, the challenge before me was to speak about this grand theme.
Fortunately I had been inspired by listening to Handel’s Messiah earlier in the season, so I chose as my text the prophecy of Isaiah from chapter 9:1-7, especially focusing on the 4 names of the royal child: Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
I began my message by playing an audio version of the relevant portion of The Messiah.
Here it is on Youtube performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy!