When God sent angelic messengers to sing the first ever Christmas carol and herald the birth of Jesus, He sent them to a group of disenfranchised and despised shepherds. In that one act God was making known some very important truths about Jesus and giving us some wonderful insights into the real meaning of Christmas. This sermon reminds us that no matter who we are God wants to know us; that no matter how dark our situation is God’s light can yet shine. It teaches us that the only way to true peace is through right relationship with Jesus; that the Christmas story demands a personal response from each one of us.