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ETERNAL SECURITY - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: salvation, assurance
SCRIPTURE: John 10: 27-29, 2Cor.1:22, Eph.1:13-14
Style: allegory/conversation: a parent’s promise
. to protect their child serves as a parallel
. to God’s promise to never let His children go.
Cast: PARENT, CHILD, NARRATOR
(PARENT walks in holding the hand of a CHILD.)
CHILD When are we going home?
PARENT We first have to do some errands,
. and then we will go home.
(CHILD points off in the distance and tries
to pull away.)
CHILD Hey! Look at that over there. I want to see.
PARENT Sorry, we don’t have time to see that.
PARENT Maybe there’s a good reason.
CHILD What is it?
PARENT Maybe it’s a surprise.
(CHILD points in another direction and tries
to pull away.)
CHILD Look! Over there! Let me go!
PARENT No, I’m not going to let you go.
CHILD Why not?
PARENT If I had let go, you would have been hit
. by that car.
(CHILD pointing and pulling in that direction.)
CHILD Can I go play there?
PARENT Not a good idea.
PARENT You will get lost.
CHILD But I will just stay right there.
PARENT Will you now? Do you think you won’t see
. something else to do?
CHILD Hmmmm. You are probably right.
PARENT And what would you do if someone came and
. asked you to help them find their lost puppy?
CHILD Lost puppy? I should help them.
PARENT Would you know if that was a trick to get you
. away from me to hurt you?
CHILD Oh, never thought about that. You could stay
. there with me.
PARENT Remember, there are things we have to get done.
CHILD So I can’t play? I NEVER get to play!
PARENT Really? You NEVER get to play?
CHILD (resignedly) You let me play sometimes...
. A lot.
PARENT And what are we busy doing right now?
CHILD Buying things.
PARENT Clothes for you to wear, and food
. for us to eat.
CHILD Why are you holding my hand so tight?
PARENT So I can get you home safe and sound.
PARENT Because you are my child, and I love you.
(CHILD points and pulls in another direction.)
CHILD Look, candy!
PARENT I was going to take you out for ice cream.
CHILD Oh! I like ice cream way more than candy.
PARENT I know. So do you want candy right now,
. or do you want to get some ice cream
. in just a few minutes?
CHILD Ice cream, please!
(CHILD and PARENT exit.)
NARRATOR Just like this parent, God holds all
of His children in His hand and will never
. let go or let anything snatch them
. out of His hand.