I didn’t understand. It didn’t make sense to me.
My masters work us all up, screaming and running around. Something had panicked them, and that was never good.
We all gathered together. There was always safety in numbers, but I wasn’t sure how safe we were. We had all survived numerous threats. Sometimes, one of us got lost. Other times, we were attacked. But always, the masters were there to find us and save us.
What this threat, what this things must have been to rattle them so fiercely.
The masters started talking. We were too far away to make out what they were saying, but they continued to point at the sky. Something was in the sky, or came from the sky, and it scared them. The elder masters kept motioning towards town, while the younger were still frightened.
We stayed huddled together, unsure of what to do, unsure what the masters would do.
Then something changed. As they prepared to leave, their fear turned to excitement. The worry in their words had fled, and the gladness filled the air.
What was so terrifying that these men screamed, but so wonderful that they couldn’t hide it?
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 that will cause great joy for all the people.Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a signet 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 heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.