The play was titled The Christmas Quilt.
T played the part of Noah. He was in Act 1: Prophecies about a Promise,
Scene 4: Back to the Quilt.
(Grandma and children on left side of stage; Noah on right side of stage, darkened)
This was the first prophecy foretelling Christ's birth...and there are hundreds more prophecies about His life, death, and resurrection, along with reminders of why He had to come.
Emma: (standing by the quilt, looking at the second block)
I know what this one is! That's Noah!
Lucy: (getting up to stand beside her sister)
Yes! It's Noah, with the rainbow! Is that about Jesus, too?
There isn't a promise about Christ's birth in that story, but there is an important word that is linked to the meaning of what salvation is all about. It is the first time this wonderful word is mentioned in the Bible. Jason, can you get the Bible that's on that table and find Genesis 6:8?
(Jason does as asked, opens Bible to find verse)
Jason: (reading from the Bible)
Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
GRACE — that's the word! Right, Grandma?
Isn't that a wonderful word? Grace: unmerited gift of God. We are saved by His grace, not by our good works, but by accepting His Son as our Savior. The covenant God made with Noah had to do with not bringing a flood again to kill all humankind. But, it is also a promise of a new beginning, a new birth....
(Lights dim over home group; spotlight is on Noah, noises of animals in background...
elephant, jungle sounds)
Noah: (building an altar)
Noah: (putting stuffed animal on altar)
Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and he sacrificed a burnt offering on it.
Noah: (bowing his head)
The Lord smelled the aroma and was pleased. Then God said to Noah:
(Noah looks up, as if hearing voice of God...then looks at rainbow)
I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you, every living creature on earth. Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth. This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.
|Finished with his part!|
At the end of the play, all of the children came up on stage and sang Silent Night.
Next came the photo opportunity for all of the parents!
Afterward, T was all smiles that the program was over! ;o)
He gave his lamb some *love* for playing its part so well.
T's grandparents came from out-of-state to watch the Christmas program. They were so proud of him (as were we) for doing such a terrific job! :)
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