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NOAH - written Tanis Harms
TOPIC: trust, God provides, God is in control
Concept: Genesis 6:1–9:17
Style: satire/spoof on Barbara Walters Interview:
. Noah is interviewed on his past experiences
. in the ark
Cast: NOAH, MARTA WATERS (has problems saying her Rs)
Set & Props: table, 2 chairs
(NOAH sits down with MARTA WATERS.)
MARTA Hello, and I’m - Marta Waters.
. Today I’m here with Noah... just – Noah –
. who is 900 years old today. Happy Birthday, Noah.
NOAH Thank you, Marta.
MARTA Now, Noah, you don’t mind if I call you Noah?
. Wow! You don’t look a day over 700, I must say.
. 900 years old! And you’ve certainly
. led a fascinating life.
. You were around before the great flood.
. Tell us what that was like?
NOAH It was chaos. Lots of crime.
. LOTS of crime. Terrible.
MARTA Certainly not the “good old days”, huh?
NOAH No, certainly not.
. Men did exactly as they felt.
MARTA But you were – ARE – considered a righteous,
. blameless man.
NOAH Oh, well, I just - do my best.
. I just want to honor God.
MARTA And very humble, I must say.
. Now, back then, there was no rain.
. Explain that to us.
NOAH Well, there was no rain! 2
. There was a firmament around the world –
. like a canopy of water in the sky –
. if you will. This kept the earth at a perfect
. comfortable temperature all year round.
. Everywhere you went – climate control.
. The land was moistened by dew.
MARTA So what was your reaction when God asked you
. to build an ark and said it was going to rain?
NOAH Well, just the fact that God spoke to me
. was awesomely scary. I figured
. I’d just better do what He said.
. I certainly did not have
. a concept of what was coming.
. All I could do was trust God.
MARTA And your feelings on God choosing you
. and your family to be saved?
NOAH What do YOU think? Ah, “Thankful”
. would be the obvious answer.
MARTA I can only imagine! And how did you deal
. with the people making fun of you?
NOAH You can’t imagine that one either?
. Well, you know, it was frustrating.
. Of course, it WAS strange –
. me building an ark.
. But no matter what I said,
. they thought I was mad – totally mad –
. building this monstrosity of an ark.
. But once we were all on the ark,
. WHO was crazy THEN, huh?
. Although, BEING on the ark for that long,
. I thought I WOULD go mad.
MARTA Did the animals cause any problems for you?
NOAH No, not at all.
. They were all very tame at the time.
. And some actually provided some
. well-needed comic relief,
. like those monkeys.
MARTA I bet. 3
NOAH But most of the animals were asleep,
. you understand? – hibernating.
. No-no, one of the hardest things was the thought
. of being the only ones left on earth,
. and just the endless floating about.
MARTA So you were scared?
NOAH Sure – a bit. I was
. 600 years old at the time.
. Not exactly a spring chicken.
. And that rain – well – let’s say “storm” –
. lasted 40 days and nights.
. The firmament - that entire canopy of water –
. fell down from the sky. It was tremendous.
. But after THAT,
. it was just a lot of floating around.
. No land in site. Got a bit stir-crazy.
. Had to deal with cabin fever.
. The family took turns telling stories,
. making up songs, inventing games
. just to pass the time...
. we didn’t hear from God for a 150 days.
. We felt very alone.
. All we could do was just keep trusting
. that God was in complete control.
MARTA You didn’t try taking matters
. into your own hands?
NOAH Not much one could really do.
. I did send out a few birds
. hoping they'd find some land
. and wouldn’t come back.
. One year! It was one year
. before we saw any land again.
. But we still had to wait
. until the ground was dry enough
. to leave the ark.
. God let us know
. when it was safe and ready.
MARTA Tell me, what did you learn
. from all of this?
NOAH To trust God. What else is there? 4
. Oh, well, maybe patience.
. But we had to trust God - to protect us,
. to provide for us,
. to have an overall plan
. for our present and future...
. and then He gave us the rainbow
. as a promise never to destroy
. the earth again with water.
MARTA So you don’t have any fears
. about going through something like that
. ever again?
NOAH No. I trust God. If God took care of us
. through something that big, I’d have to say –
. I’d trust God to get us through anything.
MARTA Truly inspirational.
. Thank you for that, Noah.
. And this is Marta Waters saying “Good night”.