Picture this: You are sitting out on a hillside at night watching over your flock of sheep. Millions of stars illuminate the cloudless night. It is so still out in the countryside that the slightest sound can be heard for miles. It’s cold so you and your do-workers are sitting near the fire talking about this and that. It’s a perfect ending to a good day.
Suddenly, the night sky is lit up by and unearthly light. You jump to your feet and look up. A shining figure in the sky is looking back at you. In that moment you would have to know that something significant was about to happen.
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. Luke 2:10 – 11 ESV