Summary: A Christmas Monolog. The Birth of Jesus presented from the view point of Satan.
“The Unwanted Christmas Guest”
A Christmas Monolog
December 14, 2003
Central Baptist Church
Mark D. Umbehagen
“It’s the most awfulness time of the year.”
(Singing to the tune of “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”)
O hello, I did not know anyone was here.
I often come her just to think, walk around and see what’s going on.
In fact I would love to help you conduct your business or mission at hand.
O how rude of me, I have not introduced myself to you.
I am known by many names.
At one time I was the highest-ranking angle in heaven until God became confused over a simple misunderstanding.
For power to be appreciated by others it must be share with everyone.
It is not good for one person to make all the rules.
And anyway rules are made to be broken
It is never good to have the same person holding all the power even if he is the creator.
O well that is another story back to the task at hand.
I am known as Lucifer, Satan, The angle of darkness, and the devil himself.
And it is surely a pleasure to make your acquaintance.
You must be asking yourself why it is the most awfulness time of the year.
Well it’s that baby; all he did was to cause more problems.
His birth made life more complicated.
He made life more difficult.
It all started after the victory in the Garden of Eden.
A decisive victory for mankind if you ask me.
Just one step closer for me becoming God, the object of worship.
That is when The Lord Almighty began this foolish talk about Messiah, salvation, and a personal relationship with God.
I had worked for years proving to God that a strict set of rules and regulations could not possibly keep by mankind.
I was in favor of getting ride of the rules and just allow man to do as he pleases.
God just had to put his Holiness, Rightness and Justice aside and accept man without any conditions.
And if he couldn’t then I offered him my services to become the Supreme Being of the universe.
He could step down and I would be willing to take over.
Man could do what ever he wanted and I would accept him every one of them.
No rules and no conditions.
Except for one, that each one of them bows down and worship me as God, Supreme Being, and Creator.
After all I am worthy of the praise.
I am far more intelligent then God.
It started with an announcement made to Mary, a peasant girl that she would give birth to God’s son.
Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women.
“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus.
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.
Foo wie, if I had anything to say about this so-called kingdom it will come to an end and the sooner the better.
I just knew this baby was going to be problems.
Can you believe that a peasant giving birth to God’s son.
If it where me it would a powerful ruler in the world that would give birth to my son.
But a plan old simple ordinary low life giving birth to the Son of God.
All because she found favor with God.
A goody two shoes.
Following the rules and regulations that God set up.
O well I just knew this baby was going to be trouble and I had to do what ever I could to not let this happen.
What could I do…Joseph her betrothed ……yes.
Joseph how could this be.
Is impossible for anyone to have a baby unless that had been with a man?
Joseph you beloved Mary has been unfaithful to you.
She is not worth to be called your wife.
Joseph what would your parents think.
Joseph what would your friends think.
Put her away and move on with your life.
It is better for her to live in shame that for you to carry this shameful action for the rest of your life.
Joseph, Mary is not as innocent as what you think.
She has betrayed you.
You must turn you back on her.
I had him totally convinced until my replacement in heaven came down as a messenger of God and told him.
Joseph do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.