Yet they were the first people to whom the new of Jesus’ birth was announced.
An angel of the Lord stood before them. The glory of the Lord was shining around them, and suddenly they became very frightened.
The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, because I am bringing you some good news. It will be a joy to all the people. Today your Savior was born in David's town. He is Christ, the Lord. This is how you will know him: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."
Suddenly there was a great number of angels singing and praising the Lord saying “ Glory to God in the highestand on earth peace and goodwill to all people.”
The angels then vanished.