It is a night like any other--with the only threat being the potential of an animal attacking the flock. The fire and your watch create only a slim possibility of any danger.
Suddenly there appears a bright light in the night sky--staring in amazement-the shepherd is alarmed. Waking the others by the fire--they all stand in fear and amazement--as the light slowly comes into focus ---there standing by them was what appeared to be and angel. He then gives them the news-