low in status or importance;
The shepherds in Palestine were at the bottom of the social classes.....
yet, angels from heaven went to them first to announce the birth of Jesus.
Jesus Himself was born in a manger,
not the place fit for a King!
Both the shepherds and the manger were more than likely smelly and stinky.
Jesus became our Shepherd and came to earth to die for our "stinky" sins!
He came in such a way not to intimidate -
but to give us "lowly" ones great HOPE!!!
Thank You, Jesus!