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NATURE’S SONG 5: KNOWING – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: Seeing God more through learning
SCRIPTURE: John 15:1-11, 2 Peter 3:18
Style: drama/conversation: parent teaches
. their child about seeing God more
. by going to church, and learning
. more about Him.
Cast: DAD (or MOM), CHILD
Set & Props: chairs, table, vine, water in a can
(DAD carries in a baby vine. CHILD follows.)
CHILD What are you going to do with the vine?
DAD I will wait until it is a little bigger,
. and then I will plant it out beside the gate.
. Once it grows and spreads out, and up over
. the trellis, it will look very beautiful.
(DAD puts it onto the table and looks at the branches.)
DAD Did you want something?
CHILD Can I go out with my friends tonight?
DAD If you don’t come home too late.
. You don’t want to be sleepy in church.
CHILD Do I have to go to church tomorrow?
DAD Why wouldn’t you want to go to church?
CHILD Well, why do we go to church anyway?
. We already believe in God.
DAD Hm, well...
CHILD Let me guess, another example.
DAD (DAD motions for them to sit down)
. Jesus called Himself the true vine,
. and each child of God is a branch.
. What would happen if I cut one of these branches
. off of this vine?
(DAD motions to the tiny vine in front of them.) 2
CHILD The branch would die. But I thought you said
. that once a person is a child of God,
. nothing can change that?
DAD This is true. Just like you are my child,
. and you will always be my child.
. Nothing you do or not do would change that.
. But let us say that you started living a life
. of crime and you ran away, or went to prison.
. Would I love you any less?
CHILD I believe you will always love me,
. because I am your child.
. But you wouldn’t be very proud of me.
DAD And if you were just living your life,
. but didn’t want to visit me at all
. because I was so boring-
CHILD I guess our visits wouldn’t be that great. And
. we wouldn’t find that many things to talk about.
DAD So, just like how we speak to each other every day
. and keep growing closer together in our
. relationship, this is what God wants with us.
CHILD (looking around) HOW can we speak with God?
DAD God can speak to us daily when we read the Bible.
. And we can speak to Him daily when we pray.
. Also, we learn about God through other people –
. especially when we go to church to learn more
. about God. And when we go to church,
. we are able to praise and worship God.
. As we do all of these things, we will grow
. in our spiritual lives.
CHILD But if we do not grow, won’t we just stay
. the same?
DAD We are like plants. Plants are either growing,
. or dying. Plants need constant nourishment
. from the soil and from water. To get this,
. we need to stay attached to the plant,
. so we can grow. And when we do, it is beautiful.
. People will begin to see God in us,
. as God works through us.
CHILD But why church? Why can’t we do this 3
. without going to church?
DAD Why do you want to go see your friends?
CHILD So we can have fun together, and stay close.
. And we have things in common, so we like
. to do those things.
DAD Church is the same thing. MORE than friends,
. we are a family. And we all have one main thing
. in common, God is our Father, and we all love God.
CHILD Yeah, but I hear about the arguments that
. church people have. And even pastors
. will sometimes do things-
DAD When we are sick, we go to the doctor’s.
. But even doctors get sick, sometimes.
CHILD So church is also be like a hospital?
DAD Exactly. If you go to a hospital, should we
. be surprised to find sick people there?
. And when we are not sick, going to church
. is then more like a regular checkup?
. But that’s only part of it. Back to how
. we should be building up relationships.
. Church is also like a family gathering.
CHILD Some families do a lot of arguing.
DAD You never argue with your friends?
CHILD Yeeahh, we argue sometimes.
DAD But you work it out?
CHILD I do because I want to stay being friends
. with them.
DAD And when WE argue?...
CHILD I want to work it out with you because
. we live together in the same house –
. and we love each other. And I don’t know
. what I would do without your help
. and encouragement... and guidance.
DAD So it is the same thing with church.
CHILD Wait. Is it to visit with God,
. or visit with other Christians?
DAD Both. We go in order to show our love for God.
. To learn more about God and how He can help us
. in our everyday lives, which only makes us grow
. even closer to Him. And God made us social
. creatures. We need the support and encouragement
. from people. As well, we need to serve and
. encourage others. This is a way we can
. show God’s love with each other.
. All of this makes us grow strong and healthy.
CHILD Okay. So I will be home at a decent time.
. Thanks for loving and caring enough
. to tell me what I NEED to hear.
(CHILD hugs DAD as they exit.)