By Alden Frye
Two angels discuss the coming birth of Jesus. This is the first part of a trilogy of short scripts. The others are Mary & Joseph, and The Announcement.
(Two Angels in white robes approach each other) A -- Have you heard about the plan?
B -- I've heard some rumors, but nothing believable.
A -- The Son is going to visit the Earth to redeem mankind for His Father.
B -- He cares so much for mankind, and it's sad that they don't respond to that. Lucifer still has way to much power over them, if you ask me. I don't understand why The LORD doesn't simply eliminate him--that could solve the whole problem. Send Lucifer and his entire army to the Pit forever and ever!
A -- There's so much we don't understand, but The LORD is wise in all He does. Anyway, there's more. He's not going as The King! He's going as a man, a simple human being! Flesh and bones and blood and skin--the whole works!
B -- How is that possible? I know He has all power, but how can He become a man?
A -- AND... He will be born, as a baby, in a stable, to a young couple who have absolutely no experience as parents! Incredible!
B -- No! Your serious, aren't you? But that's... well... dangerous! A baby? In a barn? A baby is so vulnerable... and mortal! What if He gets sick? He could die! Once Lucifer gets wind of this... Are you sure about all this?
A -- Yes, absolutely! But it gets worse! (pause) He's going to die!
B -- (long pause) The Son of God will DIE?
A -- And you don't want to know how, trust me.
B -- And this is to redeem mankind? It's hard to understand The LORD's love for them, but His wisdom and will are perfect, so somehow this will all work out...
A -- (they exit together) What will it take for men to see how much God loves them?
B -- Hey, you don't think He's planning on bringing them to Heaven, do you?
Copyright Alden Frye, all rights
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