The first Christmas worship service was conducted not in a temple, a cathedral, or a synagogue, but in the great outdoors. The tidings of Christ's birth echoed in the skies as the angle of the Lord proclaimed the good news to lowly shepherd.
Do you think it strange that this glad word was not first given to the priests, the scholars, or the Pharisees? The reason is very clear: God speaks to those who are prepared in their hearts to listen. Apparently these humble shepherds were prepared , and therefore able to discern the voice from Heaven above the din of earth's confusion. Most cannot hear today, because of this world's confusion.
Are you listening?
"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night." Luke 2:8