Jesus compared himself to a shepherd.  What does that mean?  This scene between a shepherd and his grandchild considers what it means that Jesus was wrapped in clothes and laid in a manger, how his life changed as a result of meeting Jesus, and what it really means to be a Good Shepherd.

He told us how to find this Messiah.  He said that we would find him wrapped in cloths and laying in a manger.  I couldn’t believe it…God’s Messiah in an animal’s feeding trough?!

This scene gives a great opportunity for a child from your church to participate. The scene is perfect for boy or girl 8-12 years old. They would have some to memorize…mostly conversational. I would need one rehearsal, preferably the day before the performance. They would need a “traditional” shepherd’s costume that fits them.

Approximately 30 minutes.

Needs for this performance:

Sound:  Two lavalier or head-worn wireless microphones if needed for the space.  A sound technician available at least 1 hour before the service to go over sound cues played from either my mp3 player or a CD.

Lighting:  If stage lighting is available, three areas (left, center and one right) and, if available, one light up a central aisle for the beginning.  A lighting technician available 1 hour before the service to go over lighting cues.

Stage and furniture:  No special staging requirements.

Begins at the back of a central aisle.  Ends on stage.