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POINT THE WAY - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: salvation, be a witness, be ready to share
SCRIPTURE: 2 Tim.4:2
Style: satire/conversation: a seeker is looking
. for directions (to someplace) and meets up
. with people who are fearful, unsure,
. busy, and prepared
Cast: SEEKER, FEARFUL, UNSURE, BUSY, PREPARED
(SEEKER enters and sees FEARFUL walking toward him/her.)
SEEKER Excuse me, please,
. I’m searching for the way –
(FEARFUL stops in trembling fear and runs off quickly.
SEEKER balks at this. Slowly turning around,
SEEKER sees UNSURE approaching.)
SEEKER Hi, could you help me, please.
. I am looking for the way.
UNSURE Ummm, you want to know the way?
. Are you really sure you want to know that?
SEEKER Yes. I want to know the way.
UNSURE Well, let me see if I can explain this right.
. Hummmm. I don’t know. I think it’s...
. No, that might be wrong. Maybe...
. It’s, ah, it’s hard to explain...
SEEKER (getting impatient) Seriously,
. I feel that I need to get there
. as soon as possible. It’s important.
UNSURE Well, ummmm, I’m just not exactly sure
. how to give the directions.
. What if I tell you and it’s wrong?
SEEKER (shaking head, sighing) I guess I’d rather
. be told the right directions.
. I’ve been lost way too long as it is.
. I don’t need another wild goose-chase.
UNSURE Oh good.
SEEKER How is that good?
UNSURE I’m off the hook. So, okay, then,
. I hope you get it all figured out.
. It’s, ah, well, it is worth it though.
SEEKER Yeah! I’m sure. Thhhanks anyway.
(While UNSURE doddles off, SEEKER turns around
and sees BUSY rushing past.)
SEEKER Oh hi – do you know the way?
SEEKER Could you help me then? I –
BUSY Sorry! Very busy!
. Good luck with that, though!
SEEKER Sure. Thanks for nothing.
(Discouraged, SEEKER sinks to the floor.
PREPARED walks by and notices SEEKER’s sad expression.)
PREPARED Hey, are you okay? You look lost.
SEEKER I am. And I’m pretty sure there’s a way.
. For several years now, I have felt like
. there’s been something missing from my life.
. Something big. Then the other day,
. I heard a song with words that made me think.
. So I asked somebody what they meant.
. They told me that there was a way!
. And if I found it, it would make
. my whole life make sense, and have purpose.
. I wanted to know more, but I never saw
. that person ever again. So I’ve been searching
. and looking on my own. And when I ask people
. where I could find the way, they are either
. too afraid, too busy, or they aren’t sure...
. Nobody is prepared to let me know.
PREPARED Well, I know the way.
SEEKER You do?
PREPARED Yeah, come on.
SEEKER You can point it out? 3
PREPARED Sure. I can even walk beside you,
. if you want.
(As SEEKER jumps up eager and starts off in
one direction, PREPARED points in the other direction.
SEEKER turns around and skips after PREPARED.)
SEEKER This is awesome! Thank you so much!