A shepherd's talent is listening. He or she listens as birds in flight alert the shepherds that there could be a recurring wolf after the sheep, or another shepherd returning strays back into the fold, or a family member coming in to talk. Shepherds are good listeners. Shepherds listen to the sheep for there are sounds a lamb is to be born, a sheep may be ill, or one's strayed too far off. Shepherds listened to nature, the flock, and each other.
Then suddenly the shepherds begin to hear the beautiful song of an Angel and then joined by a host of Angels, they find that their hearts are completely and totally joyous. Words brought by the Angel of tidings of great joy. God's Child is laying in a manger in Bethlehem. 'O would that an artist portray faces, radiant with joy and excitement, as they bless Angels with reverberating joy.
Through His Son God now with us! They move with haste to the manger. To the City of David. Listen then look, rejoicing, God's Son. Would Mary query them to hold the Baby and reconcile God's Child to curl tiny fingers around their fingers? There, each whispers to God's Child as Holy words, "Love You God's Son, love You." There are mangers in our hearts for the Lord.
In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an Angel of the Lord stood before them, and the Glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the Angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you Good News of great Joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord." Luke 2:8-11