This Heaven-sent announcement was first spoken to a small band of shepherds who were out in their fields keeping watch over their flock by night. At this time in history, shepherds were considered to be lower-class citizens. They were at the bottom of rung on the social ladder. Yet an “angel stood before them, and the glory of the LORD shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.” (Luke 2:9 NASB)
So why did this miraculous announcement come to them at all? Why not to the priests and kings? Who were these shepherds that they should be eyewitnesses of God’s glory from Heaven and receive history’s greatest birth announcement ever?
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