Shepherd’s abiding in the field

I was reading about the birth of Christ in Luke chapter 2, in particular versus 8-20  ….

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.” ……

I keep thinking about those chosen shepherds they were given the privilege to be visited by an “Angel of the Lord”  personally told of the birth of the savior, and where to go, to see him. “And then suddenly there was with the Angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” What a fantastic experience. I wonder how long it took them to get their heads together after they all left, I mean really  “the  glory of the Lord shone round bout them.” I was imagining in my mind, how quickly they left.   What kind of men were these shepherds . Then again, it pretty much say’s it right there, they were humble, not ones to ask for a sign, but were given one. Also, I was reading the book “Jesus The Christ” by James E. Talmage, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/22542/22542-h/22542-h.htm
you can read if for free on this link it’s a great book. He pointed out how obedient they were and went directly to Bethlehem to see baby Jesus in the Manger. Right away these men were spreading the word, making known what they had seen, what was made known to them.  Still, even before this, these men had to be special. They had to be worthy.

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