Handel's Messiah

We went to hear the Handel's Messiah.  In America, it is sung for Christmas, but when we lived in Belgium, it was sung at Easter.  Why Easter?  Because the purpose of Christ's coming to the earth, was not just to be born.  His real purpose was to die for our sins.  Handel's Part II describes eloquently Christ's purpose.
     Behold the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world.  (John 1:29)
     And with His stripes we are healed.  (Isaiah 53:5)