The Forgotten Gift: A Children's Christmas Play (Paperback)
After a Christmas concert, members of a children's church choir gloat about how well they have done. Their attitudes reflect overall issues their choir director has started to notice in them. As they talk, they return to the choir room to pick up Christmas gifts left for them by Director Smith. However, the gifts she gives them are unexpected. In each gift box, the children find pieces of paper featuring the non-tangible aspects of Jesus, such as patience, hope, and courage. Angry at what they have received, the children vent, crumple the papers, and throw them to the floor. After throwing the papers on the floor, one child notices that there is more on the back of the papers and discovers why the choir director has chosen to give the gifts. Gaining understanding, the child reflects. The others follow suit.Finally, one of the children realizes that there is still one gift left on the table. On the box, it says, "To everyone." The children open the box to discover the final and most important gift -- the gift of Jesus.
Jacqui Wilson is a children's choir director, a blogger, a speaker, and the Founder of Christian Children's Empowerment (CCE). She enjoys creating tools that help empower children, families, and ministries through the Word of God. Visit her at JacquiWilson.net.