Speaker: Lukus Counterman - At Christmas time, we think about the story of Christ’s birth. Shepherds were abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. The Greek word for “keeping watch” is an interesting one – it means to guard or protect. While shepherds may be good at keeping watch over sheep, Christ’s peace keeps watch over our hearts. Paul puts it this way using the same Greek word, “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard [or keep watch over] your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:7). Isn’t that what we really want this Christmas, some peace? Well, Jesus offers it to all who believe on him. May the Lord bring rest to all of our hearts this Christmas as we receive his peace.