Bethlehem is possibly the most thought-provoking of all the plays we have produced on the Ragtown stage. It begins with the creation of man, and ends with the birth of Jesus. The play presents the birth of the Savior from God’s perspective, which reveals the depths of God’s devotion to mankind, even before He breathed life into Adam. Knowing fully all that would occur, including the sacrifice of His life that Jesus would have to make, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit still chose to create man.
It presents a profound truth: That Jesus, willingly stepped away from HIs glory in Heaven and into the womb of Mary, to be born as a humble and helpless infant, solely for the purpose of offering each of us the opportunity for salvation through His death and resurrection. It is more than a story of the birth of Christ. It is a testimony of a love beyond comprehension…for us.