The Shepherds receive a big surprise when Jesus was born – and their response to that news and to Jesus is instructive to us. First, the shepherds had a huge surprise when the angels came to them and announced to them that there was “born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Their response to this news was threefold. First their response was immediate and faith-filled – for without hesitation they went and saw this thing that HAD happened (not “if” it happened). This is the “obedience of faith.” Second, their response was also one of joyful praise – for they returned to their fields glorifying and praising God. Finally, their response included telling others the good news they had received. As we receive the good news – we should respond accordingly!