The Mary [Christmas Monologue] is one of three monologues originally written for and performed in the senior high student ministry at Willow Creek Community Church North Shore.
MARY – female, wearing Biblical robe
Baby doll wrapped in strips of cloth
Suggested Intro: Black slide with the word MARY written in white – fading into background slide of a Bethlehem stable.
Cue stage lights. MARY begins by speaking to Baby Jesus.
You are more perfect than I could have ever imagined little one. I can hardly believe you are right here, right now in my arms. It seems like this journey has taken forever and only just begun – all at the same time.
I was so afraid when the Angel first told me about You. Finding out I was pregnant was shocking – to me, to your Daddy, to my parents – to everyone who even remotely knew of Your beginnings. People who didn’t understand thought I was involved in some kind of scandal . . . and there were moments I feared for my future . . . for Your future. But all of that is behind us now. You are special Child, in ways I can’t even understand yet . . . but maybe You already know that too . . .
MARY pauses and speaks into the distance.
There is much I am uncertain of. I am young and know little about caring for a child . . . and this child . . . there are moments I am nearly overwhelmed. The Promised Messiah that all of Israel has prayed for is here . . . today . . . and I am His mother. That knowledge is sometimes too great for me to bear.
MARY speaks to Baby.
Precious Jesus, I wonder every day why God chose me to be your mother – I wonder, but never regret. His ways are above my ways, and His thoughts above my own. I don’t know what the future holds for us dear Child, but I know that I will do my best to raise you to make God proud of us both. You have changed my life forever. You are my life’s story and I will cherish that calling always. Never, ever forget . . .
MARY kisses baby on the head. Lights fade. MARY exits.