Luke 2:8 Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10Then the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
17 Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 18And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.
We are very much like the shepherds. We stand on our hillsides tending the sheep in our lives as we move from day to day. At a certain point the Lord breaks into our reality with an amazing announcement that He has brought His Son into the world and we can see Him and know Him. Like the shepherds we leave our hillside and find that Jesus has indeed come, just as promised. We see faith grow into trust and then we are changed. We tell others of this great truth and when we return to our hillsides and our sheep we have a new song of praise, for now we know that God keeps His promises to men and that God loves all of us as we stand on remote hills. We will never be alone and we will never be apart from Him again.