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WOMAN AT THE WELL - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: salvation, eternal security
SCRIPTURE: John 4:4-30, 7:37-39; Rev.21:6, 22:17;
Style: satire/spoof on Oprah Show: Oda interviews
. the woman from the well about her
. encounter with Jesus
Cast: WOMAN, ODA
Set & Props: 2 chairs
(Like a talk-show, ODA walks on getting the congregation
to clap with her.)
ODA Weeeee’re ba-ack. We-are-back with the Oda Show.
. Our next guest, has a very extraordinary story,
. and comes all the way from Sychar, Samaria.
. Please, help me welcome, the Woman at the Well.
(ODA gets the congregation clapping again.
WOMAN enters, and ODA motions for her to sit.)
WOMAN I can’t believe I’m actually here.
. There’s something that happened to me
. that I just want to share with everyone,
. and – what better way to do it!
ODA Thank you. That’s so sweet. Thank you.
. Well then, why don’t you go on –
. start from the beginning.
WOMAN I went to Jacob’s Well to fill up
. my water urns –
ODA So – it was just like any ordinary day.
WOMAN Yes. And when I got there, this man,
. a Jewish Man, was there at the well, resting.
ODA How? – let me just ask you if you don’t mind –
. how did you know He was Jewish?
WOMAN Oh, trust me, I know the difference.
. Their speak with a slightly different accent.
ODA Okay. Okay. And then what?
WOMAN Well, He looked at me and kindly asked me
. for a drink.
ODA Now tell us, what was so amazing about this?
WOMAN Because, I am – a Samaritan. Really.
. I’m a half-breed. And most Jews
. usually have NOTHING to do with Samaritans.
ODA Woooowww. Really. Really! I am shocked.
. You mean to say, he was NOT racist at all?
WOMAN Not one bit.
ODA Not at allll? Wow. And, what’s even
. more surprising is the fact –
. that He spoke to YOU – a WO-MAAAN!!!
. Incredible. Incredible! And forget Jews,
. this would be amazing in every culture.
. Wow. This Man is quite the barrier buster.
. Please go on.
WOMAN So, He kindly asked me for a drink.
. And I told Him that I was curious
. why a Jewish man was asking
. a Samaritan woman for a drink.
ODA Oooo! You go, girl.
WOMAN Oh yeah. But then He said the oddest thing.
. He told me that if I knew who was asking ME
. for a drink, I would ask HIM for a drink.
. And then He would give me living water.
. It would be a gift of God.
ODA I don’t understand what you’re saying.
. He DID ask you for a drink because
. he had nothing to get water with, right?
WOMAN Yes! Thank you! That’s what I pointed out.
. So I asked Him where He got that living water?
ODA Don’t keep us in the dark, girl,
. tell us what He said.
WOMAN That everyone who drinks this living water would
. never thirst again AND would have eternal life.
. I thought, great! Give me some of this water so
. I wouldn’t have drag water home every day.
ODA I DEFINITELY got to get me some of that water!
WOMAN But He wasn’t talking about just water.
. It is much more than that.
ODA M-M-Mmm. You didn’t think this guy
. was pulling your leg?
WOMAN I was, until He told me about things in my life.
. Unless He knew me, he would never know
. about these things.
ODA What kind of things are we talking about?
WOMAN About my living conditions and whom
. I’ve all been with.
ODA Woooowww! Really!
WOMAN So, not only was He a prophet, but turns out,
. He is the Messiah - Jesus Christ.
ODA Get out! Get out of here!
WOMAN And because of HIM, anybody, anywhere,
. can come to worship Him and get living water,
. which is salvation. And it’s so exciting,
. I just want to tell everyone.
ODA Well, thank you. Thank you for that.
. I would say, this has been the most
. informative show ever. Thanks again. Truly.
. (to congregation) And thank you for joining us,
. everyone. Thanks for watching.
(ODA and WOMAN clap and wave as they walk off.)