How beautiful every element of the Christmas story comes into place. The characters, the narrative, the location....so full of meaning, awe and the miraculous that we may be certain of the One who wrote it.
I love that the first people God told about the birth of Jesus was some shepherds in a field. Were they just close by, or did God have something more to say? Being a shepherd in those days was the lowest of low professions. Shepherds weren't even allowed to give testimony in court as their word wasn't worth hearing. They were overlooked by the world, but hand picked by God. Let it be a reminder to us that God loves us equally and that our worth is found in Him, not mankind.