It certainly is interesting that God elected to announce the coming of the Savior of the world to shepherds. Back in the day, shepherds were pretty low on the social scale, if not right at the bottom.  And true to form, when the ‘messenger’ comes, they almost die with fear.  Yet the work God sends them is the same as he has sent to humans over the millenium: Fear not!  When God injects himself into history it usually is because He is about to do something amazing, something wonderful for the human race.

Fear Not