And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
by: Patrick London.
While the people were distracted by Caesar's order, God chose to let shepherds know of Jesus' birth. Anyone would be fearful of seeing an angelical being and bright lights from heaven-these shepherds were. Nevertheless, they received the message that in the city of David, a Savior which is Christ the Lord is born. This alone should encourage you to rejoice and praise God-our redeemer Jesus Christ, God's son, is alive. Praise the Lord!