And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.” ~Luke 2:8-11
I love having nativities about. They remind me what Christmas really means, and they keep me focused on something besides the craziness and the bustle. (Although I am quite fond of the craziness) They remind me to keep my eyes focused on what Christmas is about.