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VALUABLE TIME – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: spending time with each other and God
SCRIPTURE: Rom.12:1-16, 2 Tim.2:15, Heb.10:25
Style: allegory/conversation: child asks a parent
. to schedule a time to be together because
. they are just too busy. Would we accept
. this of God?
Cast: PARENT, CHILD, NARRATOR
Set & Props: table, chair/s, watch, story book, game,
. Lego, scheduler, pen (or iPhone or laptop)
(CHILD sits right next to PARENT, as PARENT speed-reads
through a story book. PARENT finishes reading in seconds
then closes the book and looks at their watch.)
P Quick, we have time to play one game.
(THEY pull out something like Snakes and Ladders,
then play very, very quickly. PARENT’S next line
is just an example – you can improvise this.)
P You down, I go up, then down, then up, you’re down,
. up, down, up-up-up, down, down again, I’m up then
. down, you’re down-down-and-down – you win.
(PARENT looks at watch.)
P Aaaaand - time is up. Any quick question?
C Is – is that it?
P Is that your question?
(CHILD does a quick nod. PARENT goes over what they
just did together very quickly - while holding up
a very simple, tiny Lego tower then puts it down.)
P We built something with Lego-
. We read a story, we played a game.
. This was quality time! It’s not about
. the amount of time – it’s the ‘quality’ of time.
. Right? Quick, now! Anything else?
(CHILD sighs and stands up to sadly face PARENT.)
C When can we do this again?
P You’ll have to check with my assistant.
(CHILD’S face becomes much more saddened.
P Give me a second here.
(PARENT pulls out scheduler of some sort and looks
through their schedule.)
P Tomorrow is booked up, the next day – busy.
. The day after that – I’m busy and booked up,
. plus I have a few meetings which cannot be avoided.
. Me – me – me-me, me-me-me, me-me-me-me – my and me -
. Oh, and I’m due to schedule a dental and hair
. appointment. Does Saturday at 3 pm work for you?
(CHILD just stands there looking at PARENT.)
P I’ll take that as a yes.
(As PARENT goes to schedule CHILD in, they freeze.
Then exit after NARRATOR is done and maybe lights dim.)
NAR. Do we have time to schedule in our loved ones?
. Do we have time to schedule in God?
. Would we willing to accept this behavior –
. from others? Would we be understanding enough
. to accept this same behavior – from God?