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Summary: A monologue by Gabriel, talking about delivering messages to people.  This was written as part of an Advent series. Others in the series are Silent Thoughts, Mary Ponders, and The Temple Pair.
Style: Dramatic.   Duration: Approx. 5 minutes
Actors: 1M/F

 

 

Characters
Gabriel

Script
 
Gabriel:
Why are all humans the same?  Whenever I show up to deliver a message, they quake with fear.  Haven’t they learned by now that I’m just a messenger?  It’s not like I’m the angel of death or anything.  And generally I give good news... Well, there was that one time with Daniel when the message wasn’t so cheery.

But this time, it was exciting.  All of Heaven had been buzzing.  There was something big in the works.  So when I got called in to deliver a message, I wasn’t surprised.  However, I was surprised by the message.  Two births!  And one is God’s son?

The first message to Zacharias was fun.  I’ll never forget the look of complete shock on his face, well, after the look of sheer terror.  This long-prayed-for and longed-for child was to come.  And God had plans for him.  He was going to turn Israel on its ear.  He definitely will stir up some hornets nests.  

The second message, even that humbled me.  This young girl, who even knowing that saying yes would totally change her life, still humbly and graciously said, “Yes”. Saying yes meant she would become pregnant out of wedlock, a possible cause for divorce.  Saying yes meant she might have to see her child suffer and die.  But without hesitation she said “Yes”.

All of Heaven has been waiting with baited breath for this moment to come.  This moment when the groanings of earth would be answered.  This moment when the promised Messiah would finally arrive.  

Ahh, there it is.  His first tiny cry.  And now it’s time to go deliver another message to terrified humans.

Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news.

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© Michelle Patterson, All rights reserved.
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