Elizabeth enters from the left of stage crying and talking in prayer to an unseen God.
A Kleenex covers her face and eyes; she keeps on crying in a soft praying voice, collapsing in chair, her hands cradles her face as she keeps on crying and praying.
Rises from chair, looks toward the Heavens, and cries out
Oh Lord, help me, was it not your will, Oh Lord, what did I do wrong? I see all the other children playing in the village, (touches her hands to her heart ) Keeps on crying (my heart aches and my arms are so empty. And now it is too late my Father,
Keeps on crying, walks slowly back to chair, sits down again in chair,
Her Husband Zachariah enters from right of stage, hears her weeping, walks softly toward her, kneels at her feet, takes his hand and softly lifts her head .
Honey, what’s wrong, what happened, what can I do?
Elizabeth: Zachariah, no one can fix it but God, God himself.
It is now too late, I can never be a mother.
“My sweet sweet Zachariah, I have longed for a baby all my life but, my time has come and gone, and God has decided that I will not have a child, so I will accept his will and gone on with life. It must be some kind of punishment”
At this point Zachariah sighs in desperation, rises as he puts his hands down to his side.
“I am so sorry, Elizabeth I prayed so hard looks like God has made the decision. I came inside to tell you that I am now leaving for the temple, it is my turn to light the incense, but I still Love God and I still love you and we will always have one another.
Elizabeth takes his hands in hers, looking into his eyes, she says,
“And I still love God and I still love you too”!
“Sarah” comes to the very front of stage---------------But with God all things are possible
Child points finger toward audience: YOU NEED TO GO AND TELL
Alter made of rocks and wood and candle ready to be lit by Zachariah
Zachariah picks up the candle and lights other candle, from the right side of the alter, the angel Gabriel appears and starts talking.
Zechariah starts trembling and shaking.
"Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall name him John”.
"How shall I know this? For I am an old man, and my wife is advanced in years."
"I am Gabriel, I stand before God. I was sent to speak to you and to announce to you this good news and because you did not believe this good news from God, you will not be able to speak until the the day that these things shall be performed.
Second Angel: Bekah
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Child points finger toward Audience! YOU NEED TO GO AND TELL
Mary At Home: It is night time, Mary sits at home reading from the Bible (We must have an old fashioned Scroll)
Angel Gabriel suddenly appears:
Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."
Mary jumps back, greatly perplexed, she says,
“Where did, (She is interrupted by Gabriel)
Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God, you will have a child, His name shall be called Jesus
How can this happen, I am not married, how can I have a child?
"The power of the Holy Spirit will come upon you and you shall be with child, you shall call his name Jesus. Do you remember your relative, Elizabeth, she was too old to have a child, and now she is in her 6th month.
Bows at the waist to the Angel Gabriel and then speaks
"I am the Lord's servant," "May it be to me as you have said.
Gabriel bows to Mary, smiles and slowly walks off stage
The angel leaves her and she is found talking to herself,” I must go see my cousin Elizabeth. She grabs a knapsack from somewhere…………
Morgan comes to front of stage:
My soul does rejoice in the Lord, for his mercy is forever and to all generations
Child points finger at audience and says: You Need to go and tell:
The same furniture will be used that was in the first act in Elizabeths home.
Mary and Elizabeth:
Mary comes slowly through the door, Elizaberh slowly grabs her and hugs her and then jumps back holding her belly in both hands. (She says, My child does Leap with Joy)
Blessed are you among women. Why would the mother of the Lord visit me?
I came to help you Elizabeth, you do need me don’t you?
Let me stay with you for awhile until your little boy is born.
The angel did come to you??????Did he visit you?
Yes, that is why I am with child, It was the will of the Most High God.
Me too, it is the will of the most high God.
It is so wonderful, Elizabeth, Our wonderful children are both the will of God…
"My soul glorifies the Lord
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
for he has been mindful of me.
SABRINA: FOURTH ANGEL
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord
Sabrina points finger toward audience and says: “You need to go and tell”!
All the action….all the children on stage with songs and poetry
Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus stand on stage: With cradle and baby
The Wise Men Come with gifts and lay them beside the cradle: CD is played with Christmas Music
Bring gifts to baby Jesus:
Mary gets Baby Jesus out of cradle as Joseph sings his song, she rocks baby in rocking chair.
Chance sings his song,
Next we sing: Away in a manger, and Silent Night,
POETRY FOR CHILDREN WRITTEN BY MARY ALICE BOWLES
MY GIFT: Sarah
My gift I bring to thee Baby Jesus
It is only me, my heart, and my soul
Let me serve you
Let me go and tell
That my Jesus is alive and well!
JESUS, My Savior: Bekah
Jesus, I thank you for having mercy on me
I once was blind but now I see
My heart has turned toward the throne
I thank you Lord Jesus
It is to you that I belong
JESUS SAID: Morgan
Children don’t worry
Just come unto me,
Wonderful joy you will find in me
Taste and see
JESUS LOVE ME: Little Monty
Jesus loves me this I know
Jesus said he did
This makes it so
His word is truth
His word is life
You can feel it too
If you just try
King of King and Lord of Lords: Sabrina
Jesus paid the price for me
One day on Calvary
His hands still carry the scars
Where he was nailed to a tree
He did it all for you and he did it all for me
The end of the play:
THE B.I.B.L.E, YES THAT’S THE BOOK FOR ME SUNG BY THE LITTLE GIRLS
I AM THE MAN THOMAS, I AM THE MAN SUNG BY
We thank you for coming to our play, “Go and tell”
Now we need to spread the good news
That Our Jesus is alive and he is well
Now, You need to, “Go and Tell”!
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW
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