Puzzled at Passover

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A Monologue by Martha

by Patricia Souder

SYNOPSIS: As Martha prepares to celebrate Passover, she finds herself swirling in a sea of conflicting emotions because of the startling events that occur after Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. Martha expects this miracle to prepare the way for the Messiah to take his rightful place as King of kings, but is horrified by the animosity and death threats from the religious rulers. Martha’s reflections offer a deeper understanding of how difficult it it was—and is—to trust God to work things together for our good and His glory in troubling times.

SETTING: The home of Martha, Mary, and Lazarus in Bethany.

PROPS: Broom. Small table with a cutting board, knife, and bowl. Apples and walnuts for making charoset for Passover.

CHARACTER: MARTHA. Can wear a simple robe or dress with an apron.


PERFORMANCE NOTES: Martha is a high-energy person who needs to keep busy. Have her talk with her hands or walk around when not sweeping or cutting up apples and walnuts.

TOPICS: Passover. Palm Sunday. Holy Week. Sacrifice. Resurrection. Trust. Jesus’ miracles. Jesus’ passion. God’s way versus our understanding.

PERFORMANCE POSSIBILITIES: Lent. Maundy Thursday. Good Friday. Easter programs. Small group Bible studies.

BIBLE REFERENCES: John 11-12: 19; Matthew 21:1-17; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19: 29-47

Price: $3.00

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