The Angels STOOD before the Shepherds (not hovering in the air). They disappeared as quickly as they appeared. Simeon recognized the entry of the Messiah without introduction nor fanfare. Anna rushed over to the Messiah equally unintroduced. As prophesied by Isaiah, the Messiah came into the world through a virgin. There was no fanfare. There was no introduction. The gifts from the magi prophesied his fate. Where will you stand when He returns?

His Last Supper stands witness.