Oct 8, 2012

Readers' Theatre: Mark 10:46-52

Here’s a readers’ theatre setting of Mark 10:46-52, where Jesus heals blind Bartimaeus.  It is taken from The Voice™. http://www.hearthevoice.com/  translation, and is set for three voices.

Readers’ Theatre: Mark 10:46-52

One:     Jesus and his disciples reached Jericho.
            As they passed through the town,
            a crowd of people followed along.
            They came to a blind beggar, Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus,
            who sat beside the main road.
            When he was told that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by,
            he called out in a loud voice.

Two:     Jesus, Son of David,
            take pity on me and help me!

One:     Disgusted by the blind man’s public display,
            others in the crowed tried to silence him
            until Jesus had passed.
            But Bartimaeus cried even louder:

Two:     Jesus, Son of David,
            have pity on me!

One:     Jesus stopped where he stood.
            The crowd stopped with Him.
            He told those near the front of the crowd
            to call the blind man forward.
            ‘Good news!’ they said.
            ‘Jesus has heard you. 
            Listen—He calls for you.
            Get up and go to him.’
            So Bartimaeus cast aside his beggar’s robe
            and stepped forward, feeling his way toward Jesus.
            Jesus asked,

Three:   What do you want from Me?

Two:     Teacher, I want to see.

Three:   Your faith has made you whole.
            Go in peace.

One:     In that moment, Bartimaeus could see again;
            and from that time on, he followed Jesus.

~ Scripture taken from The Voice™. http://www.hearthevoice.com/  Copyright © 2006, 2007, 2008 by Ecclesia Bible Society. Used by permission. All rights reserved.