8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Luke 2:8-14 KJV
As lowly shepherds watched their flocks by night
The angel of the Lord shown suddenly,
And glory shined about the shepherds bright,
And they were so afraid from all that they did see.
“Fear not,” the angel said to calm their fright,
“Good tidings do I bring, great joy to all!
The Savior Christ the Lord was born tonight!
He’s swaddled in a manger plain and small.”
Then there appeared a multitude forthright,
A host from heaven praising God to say
“To God’s the glory, all to Him outright,
And peace on earth, good will toward men to stay!”
Those shepherds were the first to hear the news.
Such humble men in spirit Christ pursues.
REMEMBER: God took on a human body to bring peace and good will to the world through His inevitable sacrifice.