Story Time- My First Drama Performance at My Church

In the 1990s before God called me to work with refugees and immigrants, I was involved with drama ministry at my church. My first monologue performance on a Sunday morning turned out to be quite an adventure.

The Friday before my Sunday morning performance, I injured my hand and wrist and went to the ER. I spent the rest of that day and Saturday staying at home taking pain pills. Sunday morning came and I went to church.

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My character was a person who had just left a funeral of a friend who died in a car accident. I did a little ad lib and made it that he died in a car I was driving hence the splint on my hand and wrist.

It never occurred to me to ask to reschedule even though I was in pain. I did not take a pain pill before my performance because I did not want to forget my lines. I was in two worship services. After my second performance, I went home, iced down my hand and wrist, and took a pain pill.

I went to the doctor’s office the next day for a follow up from my ER visit. My doctor, a nurse, and two office people went to my church at the time and all said the same thing, “I thought the splint was only a prop.”

I shared with the worship pastor that I thought I would throw up during my performance but didn’t. He said, “that would have been an interesting prop.”

Before each performance, I prayed and asked God to carry me through it and use it to his glory. He gave me the strength to make it through and he anointed it for his purposes.

In our weakness he is strong as Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 12:

“But he said to me, β€œMy grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

So many times in my life I have found that to be so true. God’s power revealed through my weakness physically.

I am glad, however, that I did not throw up on the stage. πŸ™‚

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

30 thoughts on “Story Time- My First Drama Performance at My Church

      1. These days I do more script writing and directing than acting though. I’m on stage only when everyone else has taken a break. It’ll be nice to see the scripts you act.

  1. I had a feeling that today was story time and I said let me check your blog because I cannot afford to miss it. I don’t know how you remember those things that happened to you a long time ago.πŸ™‚ As usual great story and you tied it in beautiful with the scripture verse. God is able to be our strength in times of weakness. Praise the Lord!

  2. He is definitely strong in our weakness. And ouch… I understand feeling like your going to throw up. I haven’t had a lot of pain that has made me nauseous, but Andrew frequently has that sort of pain. 😐

      1. Today I start the 12 week training program so I’ll run 3 miles (on the treadmill because it’s freezing on the west side of the state!!!) ….Sunday the husband and I did a 2 mile outdoor run because it was beautiful out, it felt good….but we’ll see how I feel now that the program is adding more distance πŸ˜‚

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