Interesting, don't you think?
Why not kings or Old Testament scholars or famous and important people?
Why simple shepherds?
These were common working men, watching their sheep 24/7, without recognition, opportunities, or higher education.
And we see two important factors in their story:
1. Jesus is not impressed by fame, fortune, or education. In fact, it is often the important person who shuns Him.
Where is the wise man, teacher of the law, philosopher of the age? Hasn't God shown their wisdom to be foolishness? (1 Corinthians 1:20).
2. These shepherds were prepared to receive the Lord. They "hurried" to see the baby Jesus. I believe they were men of prayer who pondered the coming of the Messiah as they lay beneath the stars in the same fields where the shepherd boy David once wrote the Psalms.
Those who seek God will all their hearts will find Him. (Jeremiah 29:13)