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Luke 2:8-16

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

Reflect

Scene I Night at fields just outside of David’s town

Cast Shepherds, Angels of the Lord, sheep

(Glory of the Lord Appears)

1st Angel: “In town, the Savior,Christ the Lord, has been born.”

Angel Choir (singing): “Glory to God in the highest, Peace to the people who please him.”

Shepherds: “Let’s head to Bethlehem and see this ourselves.”

Scene II The stable

Cast Baby in Manger, Mary, Joseph, Shepherds

They saw. They kneeled and worshiped and praised The Lord. They left, joyfully telling everyone what they had seen.

This play from the Gospel of Luke introduces God’s plan of salvation. It has been the part of my own childhood and adulthood that is Christmas. The Savior is born.

Prayer

Be near me Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay close by me forever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in your tender care, and fit us for heaven to live with you there.

Listen and Worship

Susan Cale

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