Isn’t it amazing, that first who heard and saw and knew all about Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem, where outcasts?! Shepherds even today in the Jewish and Arabic world, still are kind of outcasts and lowest “class” people. How much more so 2000 years ago. And God did not tell the wise and the rich, but the poorest and illiterate “underdogs” first. In fact these where the first Saints of Jesus time. and we read:
"in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased!”
Now; how come, that after this overwhelming and most spectacular and great occurrence, not at once the whole world believed in God and in Jesus Christ?
Very simply because nobody believed this simple people. Who were they? Nobodies! They looked down on them as being a illiterate, filthy and stinking bunch. Who would believe them such unbelievable thing, like "…an Angel of the Lord appearing to them, and telling something of a Messiah being born - even in a manger instead of a palace and then this other thing of a lot of Angels saying such thing these shepherds anyhow wouldn’t understand.” Oh what a rubbish!
God knew why He revealed the greatest of His deeds to these “nobodies” as to God the poorest swaggie is same as a king and an outcast little shepherd same as a scribe!
This truly is very calming and satisfying to all of whom others think little, and those who humble themselves. They are great in the Eye of the Lord.
But if God had instead of revealing His might and power and glory to these castaways - to the ruling, rich and scribes, to kings and emperors, governors and glamorous, than the world at once had believed in God and those who saw didn’t have to believe, but simply grasp what’s presented – so to speak served on a silver tablet.
It would be unjust to all who had lived before. These poor however, where granted a blessing others didn’t deserve. Nobody listened to them though, but they knew the truth and saw God in this begotten baby Jesus.
Let’s do alike.