When we think about the society we live in, we think about the world we live in, there's no peace in this world today. There is conflict, the same kind of things that went on then. There's slavery. There are all kinds of crimes. There is great want and need. And so, did God send an empty message to those shepherds, that had been passed down? The answer is no, He did not.
So the question is: What did this idea mean really about peace on earth and peace among men? And if I should ask you if you have peace, many of you probably would say, Well, sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. And this idea that Jesus came and gave peace, where is it? And so many times people ask the question and never stop to think, What is the truth about what Jesus said? What is the truth about who He is? And if He says He's the Prince of Peace, He is indeed the Prince of Peace. And because you don't understand that, or because you've never experienced that peace, does not mean that it's not possible.