Luke This was big. This was the biggest thing that had ever happened to those shepherds. They had a visitation from angels and they were given the directive to find the Baby lying in a manger. They probably knew where to go. Shepherds would have known where feeding troughs were located.
“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.” Luke 2:15-18
The shepherds said, ‘Let’s go…” They left their sheep sleeping in the fields to go and they went in a hurry. And just like the angel had told them, they found Mary and Joseph and the Baby. And just like the angel had said, there He was wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Can you imagine their excitement as they shared the events of that night with Mary and Joseph? It may have gone something like this as they talked and shared the thrill of a lifetime, “We were out in the fields and suddenly there was an angel and the angel told us the Savior was born. But then there were more angels and they were all declaring glory to God. So, we just had to come and see this Baby, this One who is a miracle.”
They went to see, to take it all in, to become true believers, but they left to tell. It is an admonition for us as well. We come to see, to be convinced of the reality of all that we have been told, but we must also go forth to tell.