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X-RAY VISION - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: God is all-knowing, God’s omniscience
SCRIPTURE: Psalm 94:11; Matthew 6:8; 2 Timothy 2:19
Style: allegory/conversation: a man can read
. the thoughts of the women he meets
. and tells one of them that eventually
. they will get married to illustrate
. how only God knows our thoughts.
Cast: MAN, WOMAN 1, WOMAN 2,
. NARRATOR (may be MAN or the Pastor...)
Set & Props: candy and flowers
(MAN casually leans against the wall.
WOMAN 1 walks by with a snobby attitude.
MAN cocks his head at her questioningly.)
MAN Why do you think I’m a nerd?
. I’m not boring at all.
WOMAN 1 How did you know what I was thinking?
MAN I can read your thoughts.
WOMAN 1 No you can’t. What am I thinking RIGHT now?
MAN You wish I were not here bugging you.
WOMAN 1 That’s too easy. Anyone could have guess that.
MAN You wish that I was be better looking.
WOMAN 1 Again – duh! If you think you can read
. my thoughts, tell me what I’m going to do.
MAN You are going to pick up your best
. and only girlfriend – Cristie Joy Mason.
. After you help her find a really cute outfit,
. you will drag her to a boutique to find four
. completely different ensembles for yourself.
. After shopping, you will grab a seafood melt
. and diet Pepsi at your favorite café -
. “Where Two Worlds Collide” –
WOMAN 1 Scary! What do you have? X-ray vision?
MAN As you walk away, you will just assume
. it’s some sort of trick and coincidence,
. but this will cross your thoughts until
. the day you die – wondering – "what if?"
WOMAN 1 Whoa! I’m outta here.
(WOMAN 1 rushes away. MAN just smiles casually.
WOMAN 2 walks by.)
MAN Hello. Just in time. I’m here to meet you.
WOMAN 2 Buuuut – I don’t even know you.
MAN Well, I know you, and you think
. I’m “kinda” cute.
WOMAN 2 (shyly) Oh really?
MAN Yes. But don’t be afraid, this meeting
. will be very brief. I’m just here
. to introduce myself so that you CAN
. get to know me. I know that you are
. on your way to do some voluntary work.
WOMAN 2 Did my mom set this up?
MAN I know you are intrigued, but a little
. nervous that I might be an axe murderer.
. So I’m going to tell you my
. social security number and that my name
. is Nicholas Brandon Malvern.
. As soon as you have a coffee break
. at the hospital, you will promptly
. go and have a security check run and find that
. I’m a very caring and responsible individual.
. But not before I give you something
. that you’ll appreciate because you just
. had a tough day at the office.
WOMAN 2 And what is that?
(From behind his back, MAN pulls out flowers and
candy box. MAN then gives WOMAN 2 a business card.)
MAN My business card with all the necessary
. personal data.
WOMAN 2 Thhhhank you? Ahhhh –
MAN I’ll phone you. We’ll meet at Picasso’s,
. because that is your favorite restaurant,
. then see that new chick-flick
. you’ve been dying to see.
. There will be more dates
. because we had lots of fun
. and we really hit it off.
. We’ll only date for
. seven and a half months though.
WOMAN 2 Why only seven and a half?
MAN That’s when I’m going to propose to you.
. And you’ll say yes. We’ll have
. an August wedding and go to Sicily
. for our honeymoon.
WOMAN 2 I’ve always wanted to go there.
MAN We WILL fight, but we’ll always
. work things out.
WOMAN 2 Good to know.
MAN We’re going to first
. get an Airdale Terrior,
. and then have 2 children.
WOMAN 2 (saucily) A boy and a girl?
MAN I’m not going to tell you. Some things
. should remain a surprise – as you like say.
WOMAN 2 Sure, if you say so.
MAN Now, you better get going or you’ll be late.
. You know how Mrs. Watson gets
. when you don’t show up to read to her.
WOMAN 2 Wow.
MAN Until Friday. 4
(MAN waves as WOMAN 2 leaves and looks over
her shoulder at him.)
NARRATOR People certainly cannot read minds –
. but God can. God knows all our thoughts,
. God knows our future,
. and God knows who belongs to Him.