(I also have a version where the narrator tells the story and the children only have to act it out.)Nick is sleeping on stage. He has a blanket and pillow. He is restless. Suddenly jumps up, puts on his coat and walks down the ‘road’. Jesus is sitting at a desk, reading. The name tag ‘Jesus’ is stuck to his chair. Nick walks up and down. He is nervous. Keeps looking over his shoulder to see if anyone is looking. Then he knocks, but hides behind the door when Jesus opens. Jesus goes back to his desk. Nick slips in but trips over something and falls down. Jesus jumps up, Nick jumps up.
Jesus: Oh, it is you Nick!
Nick: How do you know my name? (While dusting himself)
Jesus: I know everyone’s name. I know you. What can I do for you?
Nick: (uncomfortable.) Hey man, you know my mom tells me you healed my aunt.
Another dude got a flat tyre on the way to the airport – missed his plane that fell to the ground. He says it’s you who done it. Some other stuff I hear. Are you real? Is God true?Jesus walks all around Nick. Checks him out. Nick turns in circles to face Jesus.
Jesus: Nick, you know what?
Jesus: You must be born again!
Jesus: Not ‘huh’, excuse me.
Nick: Excuse me? Born again!Nick goes in to the foetal position on the floor. Cries and kicks and sucks his thumb like a baby. Then looks up at Jesus.
Make sense man. I need sense.
Jesus: (while gently lifting Nick up under his arms) You are acting like a baby. And this baby was born from a man and a woman – this baby lay in the water of its mother’s tummy (womb).
Jesus: What happens to your body when you die?
Nick: Dead. Dust.
Jesus: What is your body made of?
Nick: Stuff. Matter.
Jesus: And your thoughts, Nick? That which can feel emotions; love and experience anger? What is that made of>
Nick: I don’t know.
Jesus: Can you touch it?
Nick: Of course not.
Jesus: You have a spirit. God breathed His breath in to the first man. Sin removed you from God. Now your spirit must be born again by accepting Jesus as your savior. This is a birth that comes from God.Jesus lovingly holds Nikki’s head to his chest. 3 Angels appear with Bibles. They read:
First Angel: But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn – not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. John 1: 12
Second Angel: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. John 3: 16
Third Angel: Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Romans 10: 13
Jesus: (Handing Nick a Bible) Here Nick, take this book. Read it every day. That is how I talk to you.Jesus tucks Nick into bed, and sits on a chair on the side of his bed. 3 Angels: For He longs for all to be saved and to understand this truth; that God is on one side and all the people on the other side, and Christ Jesus, himself man, is between them to bring them together by giving his life for all humankind. 1 Timothy 2: 4
Mother: Wake up Nikki. Wake up you will be late for school.
Nick: (sits up rubbing his eyes, looking at Jesus) Look mom, there is Jesus!
Mother: Looks, but sees nothing. Yes Nick, I know Jesus is everywhere but we can’t see him. Mom shakes her head and walks out.Nick talks to Jesus but he only smiles at him. Nikki opens his Bible and he and Jesus read together.
Nick and Jesus: “I will never leave you nor forsake you” Hebrews 13: 5Nick jumps with joy and does a silly dance.