Throughout history people around the world have searched for peace. We have a song in our hymnals describing Longfellow’s search. The message of the angels “Peace on earth…” taps the deep longing of hearts for peace. We want peace from war, peace on our city streets, peace in our families, and peace in our hearts. In Isaiah 9 we find God’s answer to this desire for peace: His promised Messiah will come and He is the Prince of Peace.