The shepherds were often social outcasts in Jesus' time and were often known as thieves. This makes the fact that the shepherds were the first to be told of Christ's birth even more interesting and meaningful. Not only did were they the first, but God pulled out all of the stops by having a host of angels appear and announce His arrival.
This is the second sermon in our Advent series "Seek." Listen/Watch as Pastor Erin shows us how a good shepherd puts the lives of the sheep before his own. God delights to invite the lowly and he also delights to identify with the lowly. Regardless of current status, riches, or anything else - you are the lowly as all have sinned and need Jesus.