The Immovable Mountain

  • Cast Number: 1
  • Run-time: 3 minutes
  • Bible Reference: Matthew 17:20

Theme:            We are told that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed we can move mountains.
But what are our feelings when a family member or friend develops an illness that has been labelled terminal. As Christians we know that God can, and does, miraculously heal all forms of illness and disease. How do we handle our faith when God does not provide a miracle?
This monologue speaks of the struggle we, as Christians, go through “when the mountain isn’t moved.” Some lines from the hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul” are sung by the actor.
I wrote this monologue in support of a lady who moved beside us in an RV park, her husband had been given weeks to live.

 

Bible Reference:          Matthew 17:20

 

Cast:                1 (m or f)

 

Set:                  blank

 

Sound:             actor sings, (slowly and painfully) lines from “It Is Well With My Soul” by Horatio Spafford https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8_EfDqF7YI

 

Special Instructions:    The lines must be said slowly, painfully and reflectively

 

Costumes:       standard

 

Time:              3+ minutes

 

Sample of script:

 

actor comes onstage

 

No matter how dark . . .

It will be OK.

God’s still in control . . .

(pause, thinks)

Right?

I mean, . . .

(pause, thinks)

Didn’t God say he wouldn’t give me more than I can handle?

That is a promise I can count on.

Right?

(pause, thinks)

But God . . . I am about at the limit of what I can handle, God.

I know . . . there must be a song to sing at times like this . . .

(sings, tentatively)

It is well . . . with my soul,

It is well, . . .  it is well, . . . with my . . .

(pause, thinks)

Why isn’t it working God?

(pause, thinks)

Why is it that it’s so easy to sing when things are going right?

(pause, thinks)

This isn’t one of those times God.

It isn’t easy to sing and . . .

(pause, thinks)

Where are you God?

(pause, thinks

Oh my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

(pause, thinks

Sorry God, but . . .

(pause, thinks)

See God . . . I know you are able. . .

And you know my loved one is ill.

(pause, thinks)

Doctors say he is . . . terminal.

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