More than twenty years ago I wrote a Christmas Play based around the idea of two Roman Soldiers who expect Bethlehem and baby Jesus to be long forgotten.
I took the idea from a short skit I once saw, and then I wrote a couple of simple songs to go with the Christmas drama. We used it with our Sunday School children, including several of my own sons.
I have made the script available to you to use with your own Christmas celebrations, apart from the other Christmas Play, “Christmas Without Jesus”, which I passed on to you several days ago.
The story starts with shepherds being visited by the angels, then the Roman soldiers enter and meet the shepherds. It turns out that the soldiers saw the glow of the angels, but did not know what it was.
The shepherds find Jesus in the stable and are busy adoring Him when the Centurions barge in to count the people present. As the soldiers leave they ridicule the idea that Bethlehem and Jesus will ever be heard of again.
Check out the whole script by going to the chrisfieldblog.com site and looking for The Centurion’s Christmas in the left hand column.
You are welcome to use the play for any not-for-profit presentation. Please let me know if you use it, just so I can know that it has been useful to someone.