That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them.
(Luke 2:8-9 NLT)
They were poor and not highly esteemed by society. Yet one night, God chose to announce the glorious news of His Son’s birth to them, and not to the highly regarded religious leaders of the day. These shepherds were given the privilege to witness first-hand the events surrounding the birth of the Saviour, who like them, was poor and eventually rejected by many. True to His character, God continues to share great things with those who aren’t well known or valued by the world. “For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Luke 14:11).
Those not well known to the world are well known to God.