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Long ago, the prophets foretold of an anointed man who would be known as the Jewish Messiah. He would be a descendent of King David, born of a virgin in the little town of Bethlehem. According to the prophets, this man was to die for the sins of the world, and his sacrifice would provide peace between man and God. Who is this man?


Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things. 1 Peter 1:10-12


Cast of characters:


Sarah – A young Jewish woman

Katherine – Sarah’s friend who is a Christian

An Angel

Micah – A Prophet

Jeremiah – A Prophet

Isaiah – A Prophet




Sarah and Katherine are shopping together before Christmas. They are carrying bags in their hands. Many people are scurrying about around them doing their shopping.


Katherine: Christmas is in four days!


Sarah: I can’t believe how many people are doing last minute shopping.


Katherine: People think that Christmas is all about shopping and presents, but it is really all about the birth of Jesus.


Sarah: I know. Jesus might be all right for you, but I’m Jewish and we don’t believe in Jesus.


Katherine: I know that. But I believe that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and the Savior of the world. His real name is Yeshua, which is the Hebrew word for salvation.


Katherine sings the song “Messiah”:


Messiah (words and melody by Dan Olds)


Here we are again it is that time of year,

Christmas now is drawing near,

It’s hectic every day.

Look around, there’s people hurrying everywhere,

They don’t even seem to care,

What I have to say.




Messiah, Messiah, He has come for you,

Messiah, Messiah, He has come for me,

In a world of hurt and pain he’s come to set the people free,

Messiah he has come for you and me.


Every year it seems that I just want to shout,

What Christmas is all about,

I can hardly wait.

I can say that I just love this season,

Jesus is the reason,

Why we celebrate.


Repeat Chorus


A man (who is an angel) suddenly comes up behind Sarah.


Angel: The Messiah will be born in Bethlehem.


The man suddenly leaves. Sarah spins around and sees that nobody is there.


Sarah: Did you hear that?


Katherine: Hear what?


Sarah: A man came up behind me and said that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.


Katherine: I should hope so! That’s where he was born.


Sarah: Who was born?


Katherine: The Messiah! Jesus!


Sarah: No! I don’t believe that Jesus is the Messiah.


A group of carolers enter.


Katherine: O Sarah! Here are some carolers. Let’s listen to them sing.


The carolers sing:


How Far is it to Bethlehem


How far is it to Bethlehem? Not very far.

Shall we find the stable room lit by a star?

Can we see the little child, is he within?

If we lift the wooden latch may we go in?


May we stroke the creatures there, ox, ass, or sheep?

May we peep like them and see Jesus asleep?

If we touch his tiny hand, will he awake?

Will he know we've come so far just for his sake?


Great kings have precious gifts, and we have naught,

little smiles and little tears are all we brought.

For all weary children Mary must weep,

then here, on his bed of straw sleep, children, sleep.


The carolers leave.


Katherine: What a lovely song! And isn’t that funny! It’s about coming to Bethlehem to adore the Messiah who was born there.


Sarah: It is a nice song. That man must have known that they were going to sing that song.


Katherine: Hey look at the time! I have got to go. Do you want to meet tomorrow for lunch?


Sarah: Yes. Let’s have lunch tomorrow.


The scene changes to Sarah’s bedroom. Sarah is lying on her bed asleep. A man enters the room and Sarah suddenly wakes up.


Sarah: Who are you? What are you doing here? I’m calling the police!


Micah: Not so fast young lady. We need to talk.


Sarah: Is this a dream, or is it real?


Micah: I believe that I have been invited into your dream.


Sarah: Invited? Who invited you?


Micah: The Most High God himself!


Sarah: God invited you into my dream? Why?


Micah: Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Micah. I am a Prophet of the Most High God.


I’m a Prophet (words and melody by Dan Olds)


Ever since I was a very young boy,

I’ve had a calling from God,

Being a Prophet is my fulltime job.


I receive revelation from the Lord,

And I write words that will last,

Everything that I write will come to pass.




I’m a Prophet of the Lord Most High,

It’s my calling and I’ll tell you why,

Dreams and visions are what I see,

That’s the way that God uses me.


(Choir sings)


You’re a Prophet of the Lord Most High,

It’s your calling and this is why,

Your dreams and visions they all come true,

That’s the way that God uses you.


Even though I’m not a perfect man,

I choose to live for my God,

I live my life obeying all of his laws.


He has given me a purpose in life,

I live a life that bears fruit,

I never fail to always speak his truth.


Repeat Chorus


Sarah: Well, you might be who you say you are, but I have never heard of you!


Micah: Young lady, if you read your bible, you would know who I am. Even though I am considered to be a minor Prophet, it doesn’t make my message any less important.


Sarah: What is your important message?


Micah: Here is what I came to tell you: But you Bethlehem Ephratah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.


Sarah: What does that mean?


Micah: It means that the Messiah is going to be born in Bethlehem.


Sarah: In the future?


Micah: Yes, in my future.


Sarah: Is Jesus the Messiah? He was born in Bethlehem.


Micah: I do not know who the Messiah is. I only know what God has told me to write about the Messiah. He will be born in Bethlehem. And then there is that other thing.


Sarah: What other thing?


Micah: The part that says his origins are from old, from ancient times.


Sarah: Does that mean that he somehow existed way before he was born? That doesn’t make sense!


Micah: I have often thought about this. A man lives and then he dies and his Spirit returns to God. So it couldn’t be a man. It must be God himself! He is the only one who has lived forever from ancient times.


Sarah: So God himself would somehow be born as the Messiah. Wow! What a concept!


Micah: Well, I have told you what you need to know. I must go now. Sweet dreams!


Micah leaves. Sarah lies down in bed. The choir sings:


O Bethlehem (words and melody by Dan Olds)


Come let us sing a song of Bethlehem,

The city, whose star is shining bright,

Arise and come proclaim your victory,

In you was born Messiah our delight.




Oh Bethlehem,

The city of our king,

About you we will sing today,

Oh Bethlehem,

God chose you as the one,

To first bring forth his son his way,

Oh Bethlehem.


Though you are small among the cities,

Out of you has come the one that rules,

With our lives we serve our Messiah,

From ancient times he’s always been God’s jewel.


Repeat Chorus


Repeat First Verse and Chorus


It is the next day. Sarah and Katherine are eating lunch together.


Sarah: I had the strangest dream last night. I dreamed that this prophet named Micah told me that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. And get this. He also said that the Messiah would be God himself! Is that crazy or what!


Katherine: That’s not crazy at all. The Messiah was born in Bethlehem and he is God himself. He is the Son of God and he is God.


Sarah: The strangest part is that I found this Micah in my bible and the exact words he told me in the dream were in the bible. I must have read it before. Maybe it’s déjà vu.


Katherine: Sarah, I think that God is trying to tell you something! I think that he is trying to tell you that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah.


Katherine sings the song “My Messiah”.


My Messiah (words and melody by Dan Olds)


When I’m sad and feeling down I can just cry out and my messiah, is there,

When I have some happy times I can share my joy with my messiah, he cares.




Ever since I put my trust in Jesus,

My life has never been the same,

He is my redeemer my messiah,

And I just want to praise his holy name.


It used to be that I was lost but now I have been found through my messiah, he saves,

One time I had anxious thoughts but now I find my peace through my messiah, he’s great.


Repeat Chorus


After the song, a man comes up behind Sarah.


Angel: The Messiah will be from the House of David.


The man runs off as Sarah spins around.


Sarah: Oh no! It happened again! Did you see that man?


Katherine: What man?


Sarah: The man who just said that the Messiah would be from the House of David!


Katherine: Sarah, I think that you are starting to go crazy. Did you get any sleep last night?


Sarah: No! I already told you. It seemed like I was up half the night talking to this Micah. I don’t know if I slept at all!


Katherine: But you told me that it was a dream!


Sarah: Well, it seemed so real!


A group of carolers enter. They sing:


While Shepherds Watched


While shepherds watched their flocks by night,

All seated on the ground,

The angel of the Lord came down,

And glory shone around.


Fear not!" said he; (for mighty dread

Had seized their troubled minds,

"Glad tidings of great joy I bring,

To you and all mankind.


"To you, in David's town, this day

Is born of David's line,

The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;

And this shall be the sign:


"The heavenly babe you there shall find

To human view displayed,

All meanly wrapped in swathingbands,

And in a manger laid."


Thus spake the seraph; and forthwith

Appeared a shining throng

Of angels, praising God, who thus

Addresses their joyful song:


"All glory be to God on high,

And on the earth be peace:

Good will henceforth from heaven to man,

Begin and never cease!"


Sarah: I should have guessed. This is some sort of conspiracy and I am starting to figure it out. Watch this Katherine. Could you please sing that verse that I needed to hear again. You know the one!


A Caroler: Gladly!


The carolers sing:


"To you, in David's town, this day

Is born of David's line,

The Saviour, who is Christ the Lord;

And this shall be the sign:


Sarah: Do you see the pattern here Katherine? This man tells me that the Messiah will be from the house of David, and then a verse in the carol says the same thing. I think that I am in for a very long night again! I’ll see you later.


The scene changes to Sarah’s bedroom again. Sarah is lying on her bed asleep. A man enters the room and Sarah suddenly wakes up.


Sarah: Oh no! Another strange dream. Are you a Prophet from God?


Jeremiah: Yes. I am a Prophet of the most High God.


Sarah: What is your name?


Jeremiah: My name is Jeremiah.


Sarah: Now you I have heard of. You must be a wonderful, loved Prophet.


Jeremiah: Wonderful? Loved? Do you have any idea what you are talking about?


Sarah: Well, I just assumed that since I have heard of you, and you are a Prophet, that you must just be wonderful.


Jeremiah: Maybe God thinks I am wonderful, but nobody else does. I have been insulted, spat on, flogged, beaten, arrested and imprisoned. And that was just yesterday!


Sarah: What did you do to deserve that?


Jeremiah: I proclaim the word of the Lord. I tell the people to repent or Jerusalem and the temple will be destroyed. But nobody ever listens to me!


Sarah: Don’t you ever get discouraged that nobody ever listens to you?


Jeremiah: Yes I do sometimes. But I’m still fairly new at this.


Sarah: How long have you been doing this?


Jeremiah: About 40 years!


Mighty Warrior (words and melody by Dan Olds)


Words of destruction I speak,

The word of God I do cry out,

The future I see looks so bleak,

It will come there is no doubt.


I am ridiculed all the day long,

The word of God I speak in his name,

The people they treat me so wrong,

I feel discouragement and shame.




But the Lord is with me like a mighty warrior,

He will always help me,

All my enemies, they will be scattered,

From my life they will flee.


Sing to the Lord, give praise to the Lord,

He will rescue me,

From the hands of the wicked people,

He will set me free,

Set me free.


(Choir Sings last time)


The Lord is with you like a mighty warrior,

He will help you you’ll see,

All your enemies they will be scattered,

From your life they will flee.


Sing to the Lord, give praise to the Lord,

He will save you you’ll see,

From the hands of the wicked people,

He will set you free,

Set you free.


Cursed be the day I was born,

Trouble and sorrow are always mine,

For all of my life I will mourn,

I spend much of my time crying.


God’s word is a fire in my heart,

It’s shut up inside my very bones,

I’ve been chosen and set far apart,

I must walk on my path alone.


Repeat Chorus


Jeremiah starts to cry.


Sarah: Why are you crying?


Jeremiah: I am weeping over the sins of my people. I am afraid that they are so far from God that they won’t even recognize the Messiah when he comes.


Sarah: Do you know who the Messiah is?


Jeremiah: No I don’t, but I know some things about the Messiah.


Sarah: Tell me what you know about him.


Jeremiah: The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up to David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.


Sarah: So he will be a descendent of David. Just like the words of the carol.


Jeremiah: Carol? Who is Carol?


Sarah: Oh, it is a song about someone named Jesus. It says that he will be a descendent of David.


Jeremiah: Yes, this is true. The Messiah will be a descendent of David. But then there is that other thing.


Sarah: What other thing?


Jeremiah: The part that he will be called The Lord Our Righteousness.


Sarah: What does that mean?


Jeremiah: Well, there is only one Lord. He is the God who created the heavens and the earth. Somehow, the Messiah will be God himself.


Sarah: Hey! I’ve heard that one before. What else do you know about the Messiah?


Jeremiah: The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts.


Sarah: Wow! How is this possible?


Jeremiah: There is only one way that I know of. God will put his very Spirit into man and his Spirit will teach them the ways of God. That is the only way. It will all happen through the Messiah. I have said what I needed to say. Sweet Dreams!


Jeremiah leaves. Sarah lies down in bed. The choir sings:


King Messiah (words and melody by Dan Olds from Isaiah 9:6-7)


In the city of David,

A child was born to us,

He came as our savior,

Our Messiah in him we trust.


He’s the wonderful counselor, the mighty God,

The everlasting father and the prince of peace,

Of the increase of his government there’ll be no end,

He’s our king, king Messiah.


In the line of David,

A son was given to us,

He is our redeemer,

Holy and righteous and just.


He reigns on David’s throne and over his kingdom,

Exalting and upholding it with righteousness,

The zeal of the Lord has established him forever,

He’s our king, king Messiah.


It is the next day. Sarah and Katherine are frantically walking around and talking.


Sarah: Thanks for meeting me Katherine and going for this walk. I have so much to tell you!


Katherine: Did you have another dream?


Sarah: Yes. This time I dreamed about the prophet Jeremiah. You know how that man and those carolers told me yesterday that the Messiah would be a descendant of David? Well, the prophet Jeremiah wrote that very thing in his book.


Katherine: Yes, it is true. Jesus is a descendant of David. His whole genealogy is in the New Testament.


Sarah: Really? Is there anyone else that could be the Messiah who is a descendant of David?


Katherine: No. All of the genealogy records were destroyed 2000 years ago when the temple was destroyed by the Romans.


Sarah: Well, I’m still not convinced that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. God will have to convince me himself.


Katherine: Sarah, don’t you see? God is convincing you himself. He is sending you prophets in your dreams who wrote prophecies about the Messiah.


Sarah: Why doesn’t he just tell me that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah in a straightforward way?


Katherine: We all need to figure it out for ourselves. I will pray for you that you will figure it all out. I will pray that God’s Spirit convicts you that Jesus is the Messiah.


Sarah: Really? That is what Jeremiah said. He said that through the Messiah there will be a new covenant and God will put his Spirit into us.


Katherine: Yes! When we put our faith in Jesus, God puts his Holy Spirit into us and we live our lives guided by his Spirit. Our lives start down a whole new path. Katherine sings the song “Path of Life”


Path of Life (words and melody by Dan Olds)


He has come and set me down on the path of life,

He guides my every step on the darkest night.




It was never like this before, and then I walked through his door,

Now I am on the path of life.


He fills me with his joy in all of his ways,

I choose to follow him for all of my days.


Repeat Chorus


The path of life is the only way that leads to the father above,

Believe in the Savior, and walk through his door, and enter the path of love.


Repeat first verse and Chorus


At this moment, a man comes up behind Sarah.


Angel: The Messiah will be born from a Virgin.


The man runs off while Sarah spins around.


Sarah: Oh! I knew that he was coming, but I still missed him!


Katherine: Missed who?


Sarah: That man told me something again. He said that the Messiah would be born from a Virgin. Let’s wait a moment for those carolers to come.


The carolers enter and sing:


Silent Night


Silent night Holy night

All is calm all is bright

'Round yon virgin Mother and Child

Holy infant so tender and mild

Sleep in heavenly peace

Sleep in heavenly peace


Silent night, holy night,

Shepherds quake at the sight.

Glories stream from heaven afar,

Heav'nly hosts sing Alleluia;

Christ the Savior is born;

Christ the Savior is born.


Silent night, holy night,

Son of God, love's pure light.

Radiant beams from Thy holy face,

With the dawn of redeeming grace,

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth;

Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth


Sarah: I heard the words virgin mother and child. So Jesus was born from a virgin.


Katherine: Yes he was. Mary was a virgin when Jesus was born.


Sarah: Ok tell me. Which Prophet said that the Messiah would be born from a virgin?


Katherine: I believe that it was the Prophet Isaiah.


Sarah: Ok, I’m going home and I am going to read the book of Isaiah. I’ll be ready for him tonight. I’ll let you know what happens.


Sarah is sitting in her bed. She is holding a bible.


Sarah: I am going to stay up all night reading the book of Isaiah


Sarah spends some time turning the pages


Sarah: Ok. Here it is. Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. This can’t be Jesus. The Messiah’s name is going to be Immanuel! I think I’ll keep reading.


Sarah keeps turning some pages.


Sarah: Boy! How many chapters does this book have? 66! This guy sure wrote a lot! I’m looking forward to meeting him.


Sarah sings the song “In My Dreams”


In My Dreams (words and melody by Dan Olds)


Every night it happens when I go to sleep,

Coming to tell me in my dreams,

It’s hard to imagine all of the wonders that I’ve seen.


Who is the Messiah of my people,

Did he come 2000 years ago,

How could we miss him, if he is the one we need to know.




Open up my eyes, I want to see you,

Open up my heart, I long to know you,

Tell me you’re the one that I’ve been seeking for all of my life,

Give me one more chance, please try and reach me,

Only one more time, come now and teach me,

All about your ways, and the wonders of your love,

In my dreams.


I can hardly wait until till I see your face,

You decide what is and what will be,

It’s wonderful to know that you’re the one who cares about me.


Repeat Chorus


Sarah falls asleep. She suddenly wakes up as a man enters the room.


Sarah: You must be Isaiah.


Isaiah: Yes, I am a prophet of the Most High God.


Sarah: Well, I am ready for you. I read your book. Well, at least I read the first 7 chapters. I only have 59 more chapters to go!


Isaiah: So, you must know why I am here.


Sarah: Yes, you have come to tell me that the Messiah would be born from a virgin.


Isaiah: That is correct. If you read chapter 7, then you must know this.


Sarah: But your book says that the name of the Messiah would be Immanuel.


Isaiah: No. I said that he will be called Immanuel. That means God with us. The Messiah will somehow be God himself!


Sarah: I already know that! Ok, I have just one question. Is this a dream? Or is it real? This is my third night in a row. I mean, I am sitting in my bedroom talking with you. I am pinching myself and I am not waking up.


Isaiah: Let me tell you about reality. I have seen the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted. Now that is real! Everything else is just created by God. Reality is what God wants it to be.


Sarah: What does that mean?


Isaiah: Look at it from my point of view. One minute I am walking on a road. The next minute I am in your bedroom talking with you. I just go where God sends me, and say what God tells me to say, and write what God wants me to write. God is reality! He can do whatever he wants, whenever he wants. If he chooses to send angels here right now, then it will be done.


Many children enter the room dressed as angels and they dance around.


Isaiah: Do you see what I mean?


Sarah: Wow! I think I am starting to get it. What else do you know about the Messiah?


Isaiah: I don’t even know where to begin. I have written down over 80 prophecies about the Messiah. I am sure that anyone that reads my book can figure out who the Messiah is! In fact, be sure to read chapter 53 if my book. You will see God’s perfect plan to bring salvation to all mankind through the Messiah.


Isaiah 53 (words and melody by Dan Olds)


He was despised and rejected, rejected,

A man of sorrows, a man of suffering,

He was like one from whom men hide their face,

Stricken by God, Afflicted by God,

He had no beauty we could see.


He was pierced for our transgressions, transgressions,

He was crushed for our iniquities,

The punishment that bought us peace was on him,

He did no wrong, For he was righteous,

And by his wounds we are healed.


We all like sheep have gone astray, astray,

Each of us has turned to his own way,

The Lord has laid upon him all of our sins,

He was oppressed, He was afflicted,

Like a lamb that was slain.


It was the Lord’s will to crush him, to crush him,

He made his life a guilt offering,

The will of the Lord will prosper in his hand,

After he dies, After he suffers,

He will see the light of life.


Sarah: Wow! That is Isaiah 53? I wonder why I have never heard that before! What does it mean that he will see the light of life after he dies?


Isaiah: It means that the Messiah will die for our sins, but God will resurrect him.


Sarah: That is incredible! Tell me about some of the other prophecies that you have written.


Isaiah: Ok, here are just a few of them. Here goes: The Messiah is God himself. He will be born from a virgin. He will minister in the Galilee. He will be a light to the Gentiles. He will be a descendant of David. He will have the full Spirit of God upon him. He will come for all people. He will heal the blind, deaf, and lame. He will be the new covenant. And there is much more!


Sarah: Oh my gosh. This whole thing is so overwhelming! I should be able to figure out if Jesus is the Messiah!


Isaiah: Who is this Jesus?


Sarah: My friend Katherine has told me that he is the Jewish Messiah.


Isaiah: If he is, then he must fulfill all of the prophecies that I have written, along with the prophecies of all of the prophets before me and the ones that come after me. It is up to you to determine this. I must go now. Sweet dreams!


Sarah goes back to sleep. The choir sings:


Immanuel (words and melody by Dan Olds)


If God would come as a man,

His birth would be full of wonders,

He’d be like no other man,

That lived before or lived here after,

Immanuel, God with us.




For the Lord he gave us a sign,

The virgin she was with child,

Then she gave birth to a son,

And only he is the one,

Immanuel, he’s the wonderful one,

He came and lived among us,

He came to live a perfect life,

And only he is God’s son,



When God did come as a man,

His birth it was full of wonders,

He came like no other man,

He lived his life to bring salvation,

Immanuel, God with us.


It is the next day and Sarah is talking to Katherine.


Sarah: Katherine, I met Isaiah last night. He told me all about the Messiah. It looks like Jesus might be the Messiah, but I’m still not convinced.


Katherine: Sarah, what is it going to take? Did you know that Jesus fulfilled over 300 prophecies from the Old Testament? That should be enough to convince anyone that he is the Messiah.


Sarah: 300? That is a lot of prophecies! It sure has been an interesting 3 days. Now where is that man? I’m ready for him now.


Katherine: Sarah, God is not going to keep giving you chances forever! If he doesn’t show up, what are you going to do?


Sarah: I’ll just have to spend some time sorting everything out. Maybe I am just imagining the whole thing.


Katherine: Well, I will keep you in my prayers. To put your faith in Jesus, all you have to do is repent for your sins and believe in your heart that he is your Savior. It’s Christmas eve and I need to get home. I’ll see you after Christmas.


Sarah is sitting in her bed.


Sarah: Well, no man and no carolers today. Maybe God is mad at me. Or maybe I just imagined everything. Or maybe I am just going crazy. I am sure looking forward to a good night’s sleep. Dear God. I am all mixed up right now. I know that I am stubborn. Please give me one more chance. If Jesus is truly the Jewish Messiah, please show me.


Sarah sings the song “Bring Me Hope”


Bring Me Hope (words and melody by Dan Olds)


As I walk along the road that I am on,

My life it seemed so simple till you came along,

Now you have come to show me,

You are the only one I need.




How can I see you,

How can I know you,

How can you fill this emptiness,

How can you make me whole,

I am lost, please find me,

If I forget, remind me,

How you can heal this broken heart,

Come now and bring me hope.


What’s the use of living if it’s just to die,

What can really be the purpose of my life,

I don’t understand what’s happening,

I’m feeling so sad and lonely.


Repeat Chorus


Sarah goes to sleep. While she is sleeping, several shepherds enter her room. Sarah is startled awake. Her bed is moved out of the room and she finds herself in a field with the shepherds.


Sarah: Where am I? Who are you?


A Shepherd: We are shepherds watching over our flocks.


An angel suddenly appears.


Angel: Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.


The choir sings the Hallelujah chorus.


Angel: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.


A Shepherd: Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.


Sarah follows the Shepherds to the manger where Mary and Joseph are holding the baby Jesus. The Shepherds sing the song “The Savior of the World”.


The Savior of the World (words and melody by Dan Olds)


Born of a virgin like the prophets foretold,

In the town of Bethlehem a sight to behold.




Hear, the king of Israel,

The savior of the world was born,

Today, here in Israel,

The savior of the world was born today.


From the house of David in the line of kings,

We worship this baby our salvation he brings.


Repeat Chorus


He’s come to deliver his people,

From the bondage of our sin,

We bow down, we worship and adore him,

We sing our praises to our king.


Now he is with us as the angels have shown,

Messiah and Savior he will always be known.


Repeat Chorus


Sarah: Oh my gosh! It’s all true. Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and the Savior of the world. What do I need to do now?


Angel: If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.


Sarah: It’s you! I recognize your voice. You are the man that keeps telling me about the Messiah!


Angel: Yes, I am an angel of the Lord come to help you understand the good news of Jesus that you have been hearing.


Everybody leaves the stage. Sarah’s bed is returned to the stage and Sarah lays down in bed. After a short pause, Sarah jumps up out of bed.


Sarah: It’s all true! Jesus is the Jewish Messiah and the Savior of the world! Dear God, I believe that Jesus is Lord. I believe that he died for my sins and that God raised him from the dead. I repent for my sins and invite you into my heart and ask you to change my life. Amen. Oh, I am so excited! I must go tell Katherine. It’s Christmas morning and she is at her parent’s house. I’m going there right now!


The scene is the house of Katherine’s parents. Katherine and her siblings are eating breakfast with her parents. Sarah bursts in on them.


Sarah: Oh Katherine. I know it’s all true. I have accepted Jesus into my heart. Merry Messiahmas!


Father: I have never quite heard it said like that before, but Merry Messiahmas!


Everybody says Merry Messiahmas to each other. Sarah and Katherine hug.


Sarah: I now have faith in Jesus!


Now that I am Saved (words and melody by Dan Olds)


Sarah Sings:


Now that I am saved,

I want for you to know,

God has answered all your prayers,

Oh how I love him so,

He has given salvation to me.


Chorus (Sarah sings)


Now I have faith in my Messiah,

And now I’m a child of my God,

I can live my life for his glory,

May he reign, praise his name.


Katherine Sings:


Now that you are saved,

I want for you to know,

God has answered all my prayers,

Oh how I love him so,

He has given salvation to you.


Chorus (Katherine sings)


Now you have faith in your Messiah,

And now you’re a child of your God,

You can live your life for his glory,

May he reign, praise his name.


Sarah and Katherine Sing:


Now our lives are changed,

We’re sisters in our Lord,

And we can live our lives,

As friends forevermore,

He has given salvation to us.


Chorus (everyone sings)


We all have faith in our Messiah,

And we all are children of our God,

We can live our lives for his glory,

May he reign, praise his name.


We come to the end of this story,

A new life redeemed by the Lord,

We give our God all the glory,

May he reign, praise his name.