A young girl, perhaps barely in her teens, kneels for evening prayer. Suddenly she is aware of a presence in her room. A brilliant personage stands before her and her heart trembles within her. "Fear not, Mary, for you are blessed above all women," the angel begins.
The girl's eyes adjust to the blinding light and the angel of God delivers the remainder of his stunning message.
Mary's mission is to become the mother of the promised Redeemer. She accepts her commission, the angel fades from view, and Mary of Nazareth holds within her soul the greatest mystery of all eternity - that the Almighty God should become an unconscious babe and come to rest beneath a human heart.
Joseph! Joseph her betrothed husband! How can she tell him? Should she tell him? Before long she won't need to tell him for the man has eyes.
The entire village has eyes. How can she endure to be counted by men as worthy of shame when she is counted by God as the most honored woman on earth ... ?
This video production,based on traditional understandings of the gospels is a must see for principal-based families of all persuasions.
Based upon an original play by the same name, also by Jim Pappas. Follow the links to drama to learn how to download a copy of the script for use by your group
You're an adopted orphan teenager in a violent world. After the sorrow you've known your chief desire is to marry, raise a happy family and live a quiet life. Because of your astounding beauty the future seems to offer you all the love your heart could hold.
Suddenly your peaceful dreams are shattered when the King of the civilized world throws the mother of all feasts. In a drunken display of bravado he commands the queen to display herself before his princes. She refuses.
Suddenly the Persian empire is without a queen. Thus begins the greatest beauty pageant in history as the king's servants scour the entire civilized world for a lovely young virgin fit to replace the displaced queen.
You go into hiding. You dress as a servant and try to look plain. But all to no avail for the fame of your beauty is too large to hide.
There is a pounding at your door and suddenly your dreams no longer matter. You are wrenched from the arms of the only one who loves you for more than your astounding charms and . . .