Let's Go See
|Let's Go See|
|Occasion:||Children's Church, Advent|
|Topic:||The Shepherd's Candle|
|Bible Text:||Luke 2:15-17|
Two puppets talk about how if we want something we go for find it, not just sit.
This is part of the Jordon River Puppet series. See that page for more information on characters and background to this series.
In this script: Abby, Finn
Christmas lights on a house, fence.
(After the singing, Abby appears at the fence admiring the lights on her house. A few moments later Finn also appears at the fence.)
Finn: Hey Abby, am I too late?
Abby: Too late for what?
Finn: Too late to see Jason try to light the “Shepherds Candle”?
Abby: I don't know, why do you ask?
Finn: I heard that last time, when he tried to light the “Angel's Candle” Chief Fahrenheit shows up with the fire trucks and hoses and rescue ladders and everything.
Finn: And when Jason lit the match, Chief Fahrenheit used the fire hose to put out the flame. I hear that it was really exciting.
Abby: Are you sure that is happened that way?
Finn: that's what I heard.
Abby: Yeah, but you can't always believe everything you hear.
Finn: I guess you're right about that, because I also heard that the fire hose was so powerful that it knocked over part of the Post Office.
Abby: You can see that didn't happen.
Finn: No, I guess not. (Noticing the light on the Emerson's house) Hey, nice Christmas lights, when did you put those up?
Abby: My dad and I worked on them yesterday – what do you think?
Finn: I like it! Now it really feels like we're getting close to Christmas.
Abby: Have you heard about the Christmas light that Mr. Lopez put up in his yard?
Finn: You mean with Joseph and Mary and the baby Jesus?
Abby: And the whole manger scene with the shepherds and the sheep. In fact, I heard that there are so many lights on the sheep that they look real.
Finn: Is it true that the wise-men are on a motorized track so it looks like they are actually coming in riding on their camels?
Abby: That's what the paper said, and not only that but the whole thing is run by a computer so when the angels appear there is a sudden flash of light and then the shepherds fall over in fear.
Finn: Wow, that would be cool!
Abby: So, have you seen it yet?
Finn: No, I've only heard people talk about it.
Abby: Do you want to go see it tonight?
Finn: No thanks.
Abby: (A little surprised and disappointed) Oh… are you going to go see it with someone else?
Finn: No, I just don't think I'll go see it.
Abby: Why not? I thought you said it would be cool.
Finn: of yeah, I think it sounds great! It's probably the most awesome Christmas light display in the whole area – and it's pretty amazing that it's right here in Jordon River.
Abby: But you don't want to go see it?
Finn: No… I figure hearing about it is good enough.
Abby: Hmm… I guess there's only one thing I can say about that… ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!
Abby: You think hearing about it is the same as seeing it? If it's really as wonderful as they say it is – we have to see it for ourselves!
Finn: We do? Are you sure? Do you really think seeing it is better than hearing about it?
Abby: Well… Yeah! I mean, can you imagine the Christmas story if the shepherds decided that they didn't want to go see the baby Jesus because they had already heard about him?
Finn: No, I guess that wouldn't make sense.
Abby: Exactly! And it doesn't make sense that you think the light display would be cool but you don't want to go see it.
Finn: Well, there's another reason.
Abby: What reason? Tell me.
Finn: I can't, you'll laugh.
Abby: I won't laugh, why don't you want to go see the lights?
Finn: Promise you won't tell anyone? – Especially the kids at school.
Abby: Of course I promise.
Finn: OK, but don't laugh… I don't want to go see the Christmas lights because… because I'm afraid of sheep.
Abby: But they're not real sheep.
Finn: I know, but they look real – and I don't like sheep.
Abby: I'm sure that the shepherds will keep the sheep under control.
Finn: Yeah, right – they're not real shepherds, they are just light, remember.
Abby: AND THEY'RE NOT REAL SHEEP EITHER!
Finn: I know… OK, I'll go with you to see the light, but…
Abby: But what?
Finn: But if the sheep start moving towards me, I'm getting on my bike and riding home as fast as I can – and you'll have to deal with the sheep on your own.
Abby: OK, I think I can handle that. When should we go?
Finn: Let's go see them right now.
Abby: We can't go right now, it's not dark yet.
Finn: You mean it has to be dark outside to see the light? – Oh Great!
Abby: Wait a minute; you're not afraid of the dark too, are you?
Abby: Well that must mean that you're really afraid of dark sheep.
Finn: (As he's exiting) OK, now that's not funny.
Abby: (following Finn) It's a little funny.
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