It must have been unusual for shepards to experience the presence of Angels....they accepted the words of the Lord's messengers and followed the Star to the babe in the manger..
I wanted to post the story here as many of our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors & Airmen will be in that same region of the world, awaiting the news of the birth of the Savior, and celebrating his birth on Christmas Day...may the protection of the Lord and his Angels be with them on Christmas Day and always.
The Shepherds and the Angels- The real meaning of christmas
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
" Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests "