Now that the play is complete, Sean and I are working toward getting it performed and would like to share our one-page with you. We hope after reading this you'll be as excited to see it performed as we are.
The story of Jesus' birth has been told a million times, but never like this. 'In God's Hands'
mixes humor, drama and imagination to weave the perfect story around one of the most
defining events in human history. It was an era when time itself was split in two, to introduce a world and a kingdom most were expecting, but still failed to recognize, for "He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him."
Initially we are introduced to the unseen world where we meet two warrior angels discussing a new plan that has been formulated to save mankind. Their love and concern for men is evident as they prepare to engage in one of the most significant assignments in their eternal existence.
We are then introduced to the natural world, where we meet Mary and her family. She is a young virgin girl living in a time when chastity is a high priority, and violations are punishable by death. She is engaged to a young carpenter named Joseph and they are to be married in the near future. There is an excited aura in the air centered around deep Jewish traditions that involve the whole family. This was a time when the lives of families were very transparent, so nothing is hidden, and people still feared God.
The real conflict begins when this young virgin is given word that she will be with child, but not just any child, the expected Messiah, the one who was prophesied to come and rewrite history. Coupled with that, she has the full responsibility to tell those close to her what has happened to her, and how a young unmarried virgin could possibly be pregnant independent of sin. Every Jewish family knows that all things are possible with God, but that?
'In God's Hands' highlights our true dependence on God to walk us through the
circumstances in life, especially when no one else understands. We all struggle to believe
God, despite knowing His Word, and knowing that He will stand by what He says, but
walking that out in our everyday life is not so easy as we will learn from this young Jewish
woman who is given a task beyond human limitations. We will laugh, cry and celebrate like
never before the entrance of the Savior into our world.