But right off the bat, we notice that having cute little children portray angels doesn’t really do angels justice. Every time we encounter angels, one of the first things they say is, “Fear not!”
Supporting Cast to the Christmas Story
Zechariah has been in the shadow of his famous son – John the Baptist. John certainly is an important character. But Zechariah was a man who had waited a long time, and so we can benefit from his story as we wait.
What is of interest to us is the fact that when they inquire of Herod they say, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him” (Matt 2:2).
The shepherds, perhaps because of their lowly status, are the first to be told of Jesus birth.