Last Sunday’s scratch nativity was chaos, but lots of fun! All ages joined in, in one way or another. Tea-towels and tinsel were much in evidence. Kings came in all shapes and sizes. Last year’s adult sized donkey was back for more, and was joined this year by a
camel driver complete with camel. A large woolly sheep joined the shepherds as well as a much smaller lamb, and a there were a couple of horses in the stable! We had a fantastic origami star to mark the stable.
We used the script from the Bible Society’s The Well-Good News of Christmas based on a performance poem by Dai Wooldridge with lovely illustrations by Emma Randall. You can watch a YouTube version of the poem here.
It has the repeating refrain: “We bring good news, it’s well-good – honest!
There’ll be a baby born, just as God promised.”
The poem finishes with God’s promise to restore human beings as his friends through the Jesus, who grew up from a baby to be a man powerful enough to make our wrongs right by dying and then coming back to life.