SCENE: Sam enters, wearing several things that cover up his ears. Start with cotton balls in the ear. Then add a hat that comes down over the ears. Finally, put on earmuffs or headphones. Label each thing with a sign that says, “SIN.”. (For the cotton balls, you might just want to tape a piece of paper or poster board with the word on each one over his ears so that the audience will be able to read the signs.) God is located somewhere unseen, but where He can be clearly heard by the audience. You might want to use a microphone.
SAM: (Looking distraught) God? Where are you? Why won’t you speak to me?
GOD: I’m right here, Sam. I’m always with you. I will never leave you nor forsake you.
SAM: (Obviously not hearing God, Sam keeps looking stressed.) God, I’m in trouble! I need you now! Please speak to me!
GOD: Sam, you can’t hear me, because you aren’t doing what I told you to do. Your sin is blocking you from hearing my voice.
SAM: Please, God! Help me! Say SOMETHING! ANYTHING!
(Amy enters, carrying her Bible.)
AMY: Sam, I’m not sure why, but I feel like God gave me this Scripture to share with you. (Opens her Bible and reads). “Everyone who is committed to truth hears my voice.” (John 18:37) I’m sorry if that doesn’t make sense, but I felt like it was important for me to share it with you. You can hold onto my Bible if you like. I’ll get it back from you later.
(Amy exits without her Bible.)
SAM: (Reading the Scripture again.) “Everyone who is committed to truth hears my voice.” Is that why I can’t hear you, God? Is it because I’m not committed to Your truth? (Pauses, looking toward heaven.)
GOD: Yes, Sam. Now you are getting it. Try getting rid of some of that sin in your life.
SAM: Alright, God. I know I shouldn’t be doing this. (Removes earmuffs or headphones) I’m going to make a commitment for Your truth.
GOD: Much better, Sam! Doesn’t that feel great!
SAM: Whoa! God, I think I know what You want me to do! (Removes hat)
GOD: YES! Terrific!
SAM: Oh, Wow! I’ve never heard You so clearly before! I’m getting rid of all this junk that’s been keeping me from hearing You! (Removes cotton balls from ears)
GOD: Sam, I’m so pleased! You’ve done well! And don’t worry about that problem you’re having. I’ve got that covered.
SAM: Thank you, Lord! I’m not worried anymore. I know you’ve been with me this entire time, and I trust you to get me through this. Thanks for helping me to hear You. (Smiles toward heaven) I’ve got to keep my spiritual ears cleaned out! (Exits)