Luke 2:8-12 (NIV)

8 “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.””


here were these humble working men doing their jobs, when they experience the Glory of Heaven! What initially terrifies them turns to great rejoicing. The arrival of God’s son wasn’t announced to the elite of the day but to shepherds on a hillside in Bethlehem. There is so much humility surrounding these events.