Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” Luke 2:8-12
These shepherds were not just common and poor. Their specialty was breeding and raising lambs for sacrificial use.
Their home base, as it were, around Migdal Eder – tower of the flock.
1900 years earlier a shepherd passed through the area. His wife died in childbirth and was buried nearby. He camped near Migdal Eder.
1100 years later the prophet Micah proclaimed that something would come from Migdal Eder – tower of the flock.
In the days of the birth of Jesus, it is said the shepherds around the tower took special care of the lambs entrusted to them. It is rumored that those lambs born without spot or blemish were wrapped in swaddling cloths and great care was given to them.
On the night of His birth an angel appeared to those shepherds keeping watch over the paschal flocks by night.
They knew of a particular manger where they should look for this Child.
They came and found the Lamb of God, wrapped in swaddling cloths.
It may very well be that Jesus was born at Migdal Eder, a very well known place to the shepherds and easy to see from a distance as it rose above the horizon.
Whether He was born there or not, He fulfills the prophecy of Micah, which actually began in the distant past with Jacob, Rachel, and Benjamin.
Further fulfilled with the announcement to the shepherds of sacrificial lambs.
God has a plan.