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 and on those Judean hills as the angle of the Lord proclaimed the goods news to the lowly shepherds.
Do you think it strange that this glad word was not first given to the priests, the scholars, or the Pharisees? The reason is clear: God speaks to those who are prepared in their hearts to listen. Apparently these humble shepherds were prepared, and therefor able to discern the voice from Heaven above the noisy confusion of earth.
" And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night."- Luke 2:8