Gifts for Baby Jesus
by Deb Brammer
This is a super-simple program which could be used for a Christmas Eve service or any time you need something short and easy at Christmas time.
Cast: Mary, Joseph, Angel, Shepherd, Wise Man, all dressed to suit their part, plus a narrator.
Props: A doll Baby Jesus in a manger, five presents.
My life: Gift-wrapped package.
My plans and ambitions: Gift-wrapped package.
My song of praise: Large copy of a Christmas carol in public domain.
Message: Large copy of Luke 2:8-16.
Gold: Rocks spray-painted gold.
Frankincense: Ornate bottle with an antique look.
Myrrh: Ornate box with an antique look.
One by one each character steps forward, places his gift at the foot of the manger, and says his lines to “Baby Jesus.” Then he steps aside and the next character steps forward.
Imagine me, the mother
Of God’s most holy Son!
I never would have thought
That I would be the one.
I’ll be this Baby’s mother,
And raise Him tenderly,
For He’ll be like no other
He’ll save the world—and me!
I give Jesus my life.
The angel’s words amaze me,
But I believe they’re true.
I’ll follow his instructions
Because God wants me to.
I’ll take care of this baby,
I’ll raise Him like a son.
I’ll leave my town, give up my job,
And do what must be done.
I give Jesus my plans and ambitions.
Creator steps from heaven
With all its glories grand
To live on earth, a baby;
I just can’t understand.
Yet I will sing His praises
And bring to earth my joy,
For God’s plan of salvation
Will come in Mary’s boy.
I give Jesus my song of praise.
The angel’s message is so great
I’ll leave my flocks behind.
This baby in a manger laid
Is one Who I must find.
I’ll spread the news of Jesus
To everyone I see
For He is the Messiah.
Some day He’ll die for me.
I’ll give the message to others for Jesus.
I gave up years of living
To only do one thing:
I had to find the Christ child
And worship Him as King.
I’ll give Him costly presents;
He’s worthy of each one;
And worship Him, the King of Kings,
The Savior, God’s own Son.
I give Jesus gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
As we celebrate our Lord’s birthday
And hustle for presents to trade,
Remember the first present, always,
Should go to the Bethlehem Babe.
YOU are what our Lord wants for His birthday.
Don’t refuse Him this cherished request,
For we give what is wanted at Christmas
To the ones that our hearts love the best.
You may want to follow this with a devotional about giving our lives to Jesus at Christmas time.
Suggested song: What Can I Give Him?