Can you imagine what the shepherds experienced when an army of “heavenly hosts” appeared that Christmas night? They were simply tending their sheep in a field, and suddenly: a sky full of angels. It’s likely they had heard of angels, but actually seeing one was probably both terrifying and amazing. Imagine hundreds of angels shouting praise together to make what must have been a deafening, glorious sound. What an incredible moment!
As remarkable as they were, the angels focused completely on praising God for who He is and what He would bring to earth through Jesus. Angels, amazing in the eyes of humans, were amazed by the sight of God. It must have been that much more convincing to the shepherds that God was worthy of their highest worship and praise.
“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, good will toward men.”
Luke 2:13-14 KJV