Isn't it funny that the shepherd's were the first to be made aware of Jesus' birth? If the Savior was coming to the world, wouldn't you notify the important people? Shepherds in this day were considered some of the lowest is society. They were considered dirty and ceremonially unclean. Why did the angels go to them first? My speculation is that God was sending the message that Jesus birth was for all of us: even those who are not considered to be part of "high society." People in this day were expecting a mighty political leader to be the savior. They didn't plan on a suffering servant. Thankfully the suffering servant is what we got; a Savior for the rest of us.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.