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COMMUNICATION – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: speaking with God
SCRIPTURE: Ps.40:9-10, 49:1-3; Prov.8:1-11;
. Matt.10:19-20; Luke 6:45; 1Thess.2:4;
. 1Pet.4:11; 2Tim.3:16
Style: drama/conversation: as SUSAN tries
. to complain to God that He is being silent,
. she slowly discovers that she is just
. not listening
Cast: SUSAN, MARY, BILL, JOE
Set & Props: Bible
(SUSAN spins around, yelling up at God.)
SUSAN Why don’t you ever speak to me, huh?
. Are you even there? I speak at You!
. But - it’s totally like – a one way conversation!
. I’m the only one talking. And –
. I’m not even sure You are even listening.
(MARY enters and talks as she crosses the stage.)
MARY Hey, Susan. I heard there was an answer
. to your prayers. That’s so exciting.
SUSAN What are you talking about?
MARY You asked all of us to help pray that your dad
. would find a job real soon.
SUSAN Oh- yeah. Ah- thanks – for praying.
(MARY exits. SUSAN looks back up to God.)
SUSAN Okay, so maybe You ARE listening. But –
. why can’t You just – speak to us?
(BILL enters and talks as he crosses the stage.)
BILL Hey, Susan. Nice to see you in church,
. last Sunday. Great message, wasn’t it?
SUSAN What? 2
BILL The Pastor’s sermon! Well, the message sure
. spoke to me. I really needed THAT encouragement.
. You know?
SUSAN Yeah, the pastor really knows how to speak.
BILL Uh? Not HOW to speak – I mean – well that too!
. But the pastor’s message – it’s ALWAYS like -
. from God’s lips to our ears.
(BILL exits as SUSAN nods with a tiny ah-ha sigh,
then looks back at God.)
SUSAN Okay, maybe You do speak to me – through
. other people. I just wish You would speak
. directly to me. Answer all my questions!
. I have a lot of them, You realize?
(JOE enters, holding a Bible and approaches SUSAN.)
JOE Hey, Susan. Couldn’t help but overhear you-
. ah- complaining to God.
SUSAN Well, I just don’t understand how we can have
. a personal relationship with Him –
. when He never speaks with us.
(JOE holds out the Bible to SUSAN to take.)
JOE Here! God’s words! Anything you need to know-
. anything you want to ask God- all His answers-
. are right in here.
SUSAN You’re giving me your Bible?
JOE I’ve got more. I could not live successfully
. without listening to God every day.
SUSAN Listening to God?
JOE Reading the Bible- you know- devotions.
. Then going to church and Bible studies
. to learn how to effectively interpret and apply.
. But the final authority is all right here.
(JOE motions to the Bible.) 3
JOE No problem. Hey, you should join us
. at College and Career some time.
SUSAN I guess, that sounds like plan.
(JOE walks away. SUSAN looks at the Bible, then up.)
SUSAN Okay- You do speak to me- I get the message...
. (firmly grasping the Bible) Thank you.