One Small Child
by Lani Smith
Published in 1974
Preformed in 1987 by the GSUMC Youth Choir
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Terry has this problem.
Like many young folks today, he's hung up on people and all the crummy things they do to each other. He's ticked by the drug abuse that kills his friends, he's disillusioned by mass corruption in government, he's embittered by the conditions that seem to drive people to crime and killing, and because of it all he's going to stop his world and get off.
Fortunately, he has two friends who happen along iust as he's about to end it all. Little by little they convince him that one small child born about 2,000 years ago can give him hope for others, providing he'll just stop feeling sorry for himself and get with it, man.
"One Small Child" is a musical about Christmas, but without all the familiar trappings of Christmas. Here you will find no portentous star, no angel choirs, no awe-stricken shepherds. The only wise men you'll run across are the three main characters (they are really no wiser than you or I), who, as the story unfolds, reveal the true meaning of Christ's coming. Which is, of course, to bring us personal salvation here and now.
And that can go a long way toward solving anyone's problems!