And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. Luke 2:8
Again as we think about Christmas, we think about the Nativity scene, we think about the baby Jesus being surrounded by sheep. Here we see Shepherds out at night with their sheep. This was very common in Bethlehem as its biggest industry was the raising of sheep
Now I want you to picture yourself as those sheep. You are out in the world, doing your own thing, when suddenly your going to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ
And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Luke 2:9-12
An angel, which is the translation of the Greek word angelos, meaning messenger. A messenger from God told them the Good News (gospel) that a Savior has been born for the entire world! Not only that here is the sign! The sign is a baby lying in a manger.
Now remember God gave a previous sign to Isaiah, saying a Virgin will give birth to a Son (Isaiah 7:14) Now another sign, that Son is lying in a manger. So what do you do? Remember the sheep of Jesus listen to his voice. Those who are the sheep of Jesus answer his calling
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. Luke 2:15
So the sheep led by the shepherds made their way to Bethlehem to see their Savior. Are you answering the voice of the Shepherd? Are you making your way to the manger to sit beside the Savior?