The Story of Abram and Sarai

Based on Genesis 12-22

Written by Glen Dawursk, Jr., November 1978

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CHARACTERS:

      Narrator

      God

      Abram (Abraham)

      Sarai (Sarah)

      Angel 1

      Angel 2

      Isaac

      Lot

 

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Once upon a time, about 4,000 years ago, in the city of Haran lived a man named Abram Ö

 

Abram:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (interrupts) Hi, Iím Abram!

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Öand his wife, Sarai.

 

Sarai:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hi, Iím Sarai!

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Abram and Sarai loved the Lord and always obeyed Him.

 

Abram:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sarai?

 

Sarai:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yes, Abram?

 

Abram:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Last night, God appeared to me.He wants us to leave Haran and travel to a place called Canaan.He said He will bless us and make us a blessing to all families of the earth.

 

Sarai:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† If God says it, I believe it, and that settles it.Letís go!

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† So Abram and Sarai packed up their tent and everything they owned and began the long journey to Canaan.Abramís nephew, Lot, Ö

 

Lot:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (interrupts) Thatís me!

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ö came along, too!

 

Sarai:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Lot, will you put some gas in the truck?

 

Lot:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sarai, trucks havenít been invented yet!!

 

Sarai:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Oh yeah, I forgot.Then will you get the camel ready, please?Weíve got a long trip!

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Abram, Sarai, and Lot traveled many many months.Almost 400 miles!When they finally arrived at Canaan, God promised Abram that he would give the land to His children.

Sarai:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wait, how can God give the land to our children if we donít have any?

 

Abram:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Donít worry.God will give us a son.

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† But many years went by and still Abram and Sarai had no children.

 

Lot:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Itís been almost 25 years since God first promised you a son.

 

Sarai:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Youíre right, Lot.I wonder if God will ever keep His promise.

 

Abram:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He will, Sarai.God said we will have as many children and childrenís children as stars in the sky and sand on the beach.Just wait patiently.

 

Sarai:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Iíll try, but itís not easy.

 

Abram:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Just believe God.He wonít lie.He will keep His promise.

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† God knew Sarai and Abram were getting impatient, so He again renewed His promise with them.He promised them He would give them a son and many grandchildren.

 

Lot:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† And He even changed Abramís name to Abraham.

 

Abraham:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Because God said I would be the father of many nations.

 

Lot:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† And He changed Saraiís name, too.

 

Sarah:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† God changed my name to Sarah, because I would be the mother of many nations.

 

Abraham:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sarah, do you see whatís coming?Why I see three men coming this way.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (God and two angels approach Sarah and Abraham)

 

Sarah:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† I will go and prepare a meal for them.

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† After the meal, Sarah cleaned the dishes off the table and went to her tent.Abraham talked to the three men and he realized that these were not ordinary men.This was the Lord with two of His angels.The Lord came in a human form to talk to Abraham.

 

God:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Next year I will keep my promise.

 

Abraham:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† I will be a father?

 

God:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yes, Sarah will have a son next year.

 

Sarah:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† (Off stage Ė laughs)

 

Angel 1:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Did you hear someone laugh?

 

Angel 2:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yes, I did.I think it was Abrahamís wife.

 

God:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Abraham, why does your wife laugh?Doesnít she believe me?Canít I do anything?You WILL have a son.I always keep my promises!

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† God did keep his promises, and the following year Sarah gave birth to Isaac.God go the last laugh!

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† When Isaac was about 11 years old, God decided to put Abraham to a test.

 

Abraham:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Come son, God wants us to offer Him a sacrifice.

 

Isaac:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yes, Father, but where is the sacrifice?

 

Abraham:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† God will provide, Son.

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† God had asked Abraham to give Isaac as a live sacrifice to Him.Abraham loved Isaac, but loved God more; He took Isaac up to a mountain in the land of Moriah.There he prepared the altar.

 

Isaac:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Father, again I ask, where is the sacrifice?

 

Abraham:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Well, Son, God has asked me to sacrifice you.

 

Isaac:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yes, Father, God knows best.

 

Abraham:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Come let us bind you and prepare for the sacrifice.

 

Narrator:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† When the altar was ready, Abraham lifted the knife to kill Isaac when God called to Abraham to stop.Because Abraham had obeyed God, He and Isaac were blessed.The Lord spared Isaacís life and provided a ram as a sacrifice.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Abraham believed Godís promise.Many years later, God sent the promised Savior.Jesus, too, was one of the childrenís children of Abraham.He came to earth to die for our sins so we wouldnít have too.God always keeps His promises.