Joseph Touched by an Angel

  • Cast Number: 1
  • Run-time: 7 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Matthew 1:18-25
In this monologue Joseph tells a children’s group how an angel appeared to him and gives him some astounding, and frightening, news. This monologue explains some of the background, including the significance of betrothal, and how this impacted on the story of Joseph and Mary.

Sample of script:

Good morning boys and girls! My name is Joseph. No-o-o, not the Joseph with the coat of many colors -- the poor fella whose brothers sold into slavery that you studied about last summer. I am Joseph—the husband of Mary--the man chosen of God to be the earthly Father of Jesus. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE HONOR THAT GOD CHOSE ME!

But, what I came to share with you today is the story of how God sent an angel – yes, I know it sounds almost unbelievable – but it really happened! God sent an angel to bring to me a very important message. A message of His good plans for my life and the lives of all men to follow.

Well, let me begin my story by giving you a little background of the events that led up to my visitation by the angel sent from God. You see, Mary and I had known each other since we were children. And I always thought Mary was the most beautiful girl in the world. Not just because she was pretty to look at—oh she was that all right -- but, most of all she was so gentle and kind to everyone …she was as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside!

As we grew up, I realized that I loved Mary very much and I really wanted her to be my wife! Before I go on with my story, I need to share with you a little about the customs of my people. You all probably know that we are Jewish people; as a matter of fact God’s chosen people. Well, in the days when Mary and I decided to marry the custom was that when you asked a girl to marry you, it was a promise – a pledge. Much more binding than an engagement as you do in your world today.

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