My hearing can be terrible at times. My wife will be sitting 3 feet away and I won;t hear what she says to me. I am tuned into my computer, or the TV, or something else and just don’t catch what she said. Its not that she did not talk loud enough. She just did not get my attention first. Once she has my attention, I hear perfectly what she has to say.
This night, there was no doubt about what the shepherds herd that night. The great angelic host was loud and filled the sky with sound. The shrank on fear at first, but then the angel said they should not be afraid. They had good news of great joy. A Savior was born this night! The angel even told them they would find the baby in a manger in Bethlehem. With such an announcement how could they miss the message. They want immediately to that manger and worshiped the child.
At the same time, kings from far away saw a glowing star in the sky. They knew the ancient prophecies and immediately set out on a journey that would take them days, weeks to complete. But they were determined to get there. They knew what they had seen and would not let anyone stop them from greeting the Messiah.
How about you? Have you seen Him? Have you heard His call?