Fear. Joy. Loneliness. Excitement.
Farm animals. Dank hay. Not a place to birth a human baby, but the sheep willingly made a place for their creator.
Heaven itself stilled. Crowds of angels collectively held their breath and swords, keeping evil from penetrating the little Bethlehem stable. All eyes were on a frightened father and an exhausted, panting mother.
God held out his hands and poured down strength to the mother of His child.