Shepherds watch over their sheep through the night, protecting them against predators and other dangers. Without warning, an angel shows up on the scene, and the glory of the Lord lights up the night.
The angel reassures the frightened shepherds and gives them the good news. They're told the Savior, which is Christ the Lord, has been born in the City of David. He then gives them some landmarks or signs on how to recognize the Savior. After this astounding announcement, the angel is joined by a multitude of heavenly host praising God.
Wow! I'm sure they never forgot that night as long as they lived. Each of us has special times in our lives when God steps into our situation and turns it around for our good. They're unforgettable moments, filled with the glory of God. Thinking about those times, perhaps we can get a glimpse of what they experienced.