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MATURING - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: developing your gifts, serving God
SCRIPTURE: Romans 12:1-21; Ephesians 4:13, Hebrews 5:14
Style: drama/conversation: a child wonders about
. becoming a fireman, doctor and missionary.
. Parent explains that to do some things,
. you have to mature first.
Cast: MOM; CHILD
Set & Props: sofa, book
(MOM sits reading a book. CHILD walks up.)
CHILD Mom, can I be a fireman?
MOM Maybe - when you grow up.
CHILD Why only when I grow up?
. I want to be one right now.
MOM To be a fireman, you have to be strong.
CHILD I am strong!
MOM Do you think you could carry Daddy
. down a ladder?
MOM Then for sure, you can’t be a fireman - YET.
CHILD Hmmm... Well, then can I be a doctor?
MOM Maybe, when you grow up.
CHILD Why? Doctor’s don’t have to be strong.
MOM No, but doctors have to know a lot.
CHILD I’m smart, and I get really good grades.
MOM You do. But a doctor has to know a LOT of stuff
. about all diseases and medicines.
CHILD I know that when you have a cold, you have
. to get lots of rest and drink lots of fluids.
MOM Would you know what to do if someone had
. a seizure?
CHILD What’s - a-seizure?
MOM There are many, many books to read and memorize,
. and lots and lots of schooling to go through.
CHILD Hmmm. Okay then. So - can I be a missionary -
. in Africa?
MOM In Africa? If that is where you are called.
. When you grow up.
CHILD I could do that right now.
MOM You still get homesick when you go to summer camp.
CHILD But the Bible says to tell others about Jesus.
MOM (putting the book to the side) You - are right!
. You CAN be a missionary right now,
. right here at home, and at school.
MOM Yes. In fact, we are all supposed to be
. missionaries. We are to tell people about Jesus
. as we go about our lives. And all we can say
. is how much we already know. As you get older,
. and learn more about Jesus, you will be able
. to explain things better and better.
. But God can use whatever you can do - right now.
CHILD Then, what were you talking about – being called?
MOM Oh, that. Well, God has made each of us special,
. with unique gifts and talents. So we will all
. have things that we can do better than some
. other people. But that also means, someone
. will be able to do things that you cannot do so well.
. Just like... Dad is better at building tree houses
. than I am. And I am better at cooking than he is.
CHILD That’s for sure.
MOM And all these things that we are good at doing,
. we can do them for God. We SHOULD ALWAYS do
. these things to serve God and others.
. Does that answer all your questions for today?
CHILD I thought parents were always supposed to tell
. their kids - “You can be whatever you want to be.”
MOM You can be whatever you want to be.
CHILD You really mean that?
MOM God created you with a brain – that you will use
. to figure out what you are good at – and what
. you want to do and be. And Dad and I will
. support and encourage you in whatever you decide.
. Any other questions?
CHILD Ummm, so – can I have a snack?
MOM I can get you a snack if you’re hungry.
CHILD Then, yes, you have answered all my questions –
. for today.
(MOM gets up and leads the CHILD away.)