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WHY WORRY? – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: worrying gets you no where
SCRIPTURE: Matt. 6:24-27, 1 Peter 5:7
Style: drama/conversation: a child worries
. about everything and learns that
. it doesn’t help one little bit
Cast: CHILD 1 – 5 (or if you have more,
. you can split some of the lines)
Set & Props: cookies, water bottles, sweaters
(CHILDREN 1-3 pretend to play hopscotch.
CHILD 4 stands off to the side wringing his/her hands
with worry. CHILD 1 notices and approaches CHILD 4.)
C 1 Hey! Why don’t you come play with us?
C 4 Oh, I don’t think I can.
C 1 Why not?
C 4 I might get hurt.
(CHILD 2 hears this and comments.)
C 2 You could get hurt just standing there!
C 4 (more worried) What?! Really?! How?!
C 2 Someone could be riding their bicycle
. and lose control and run right into you.
C 4 Oh no! What should I do? Should I move
. to another spot? Should I just go home?!
C 3 More accidents happen in the home!
C 4 What? Seriously, then I’m doomed!
C 1 (to C 2-3) Don’t be saying all that.
. (to C 4) And there’s no need to worry.
C 4 Obviously there is!
C 1 We are told in the Bible that we do not have
. to worry about anything. God loves the sparrows,
. and God makes sure that the sparrows
. have enough to eat –
C 4 Are we going to starve? I don’t want to starve!
. Oh no, now I’m going to die of starvation!
(CHILD 5 enters with a plate of cookies.)
C 5 Mom thought you might be getting hungry,
. so she sent me out with some cookies.
. Supper will be in a couple of hours.
(CHILDREN all grab a cookie to eat. CHILD 5 exits
with the empty plate.)
C 1 See! Mom is on top of things.
. She has never let us starve.
C 4 Well now I’m thirsty. I’m so thirsty.
. (gets dramatic)
. Help me! I’m going to die of dehydration!
(CHILD 5 enters with water bottles this time.)
C 5 Mom thought you’d all be thirsty.
(CHILDREN all grab a bottle of water.
CHILD 4 is desperate and frantic.
After a drink, CHILD 4 sighs nervously.
CHILD 5 shakes head and exits.)
C 4 Ah, that was close! Far too close!
C 3 Seriously! God designed the body
. so that you could live for
. at least 3 days without water.
C 2 Just like Mom, God always makes sure
. that His children have what we NEED.
C 4 Except that I’m starting to get cold.
. So very cold! Brrr.
(CHILD 4 starts to jump around a bit to keep warm.)
C 4 Oh no, we’re going to freeze to death.
. What are we going to do?
. We are going to die of hyperthermia.
. This is the end, I just know it!
(CHILD 5 enters carrying sweaters.)
C 5 Mom saw that the temperature was getting cooler,
. so she sent me out with your sweaters.
C 4 Just in the nick of time!
(ALL put on the sweaters.)
C 1 (shakes head) You have been worrying
. all afternoon. What good has it done?
C 4 What do you mean?
C 2 Well, you didn’t have any fun at all.
. You spent all your time worrying about stuff.
C 4 Because something could have happened.
C 3 But nothing did happen. You worried
. all for nothing.
C 1 And let’s say something DID happen,
. how does worrying help you?
C 4 Ahhhhh...
C 2 In fact, worrying about stuff - can make you sick.
C 4 (gasps) Oh no! I’m going to get sick!
C 3 There you go again. And if you keep going,
. yeah! You’ll probably get sick.
C 4 Ah! But I’m afraid to stop worrying?
C 2 Now you’re worrying - about being worried!?
C 1 Seriously, did your worrying bring out the cookies?
. Or the water? Or your sweater?
C 4 Nooooo... I suppose not... 4
C 2 You suppose? It all happened because Mom
. cares about us and is looking out for us.
C 3 And God cares about us - even more than Mom does.
C 4 But bad things still happen.
C 1 Sure, but worrying about stuff will not STOP
. that from happening. And if and when
. the bad things DO happen, God will still
. make sure that we have what we NEED.
C 2 The only thing that worrying does –
. is makes sure - you do NOT enjoy yourself.
C 3 Don’t you want to have some joy in your life?
C 4 Yes! Yes I do! And I think I’ve wasted
. enough time. So, let’s go do something.
C 1 Finally!
C 2 How about we play on the swings?
C 3 Or, we could play some baseball?
(CHILDREN exit as they give suggestions.
CHILD 4 happily joins in.)