Where Can I Buy One of Those

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Where Can I Buy One of Those
Author: Glenn Small
Type: Puppets
Audience: Children
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Topic: Miracles
Bible Text: John 5:1-15

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Brief Summary

A character tries to buy a miracle and learns they are special from God.


Fast Eddy, Jason (or other person)

Props Needed



This is part of the Jordon River Puppet series. It was originally written to lead into the story of the Healing at Bethesda of John 5:1-15 but works with any miracle story.

After the music, Slick Eddy appears at the bus station window.

Eddy: Well now, this is a nice little town. A guy could probably do pretty good in a town like this. (to Jason) You there, what is the name of this place?

Jason: This is Jordon River, it’s the biggest town in Canaan County.

Eddy: This is the biggest town in the county? That must be some county. Tell me, how many people life here anyway? About 7?

Jason: Maybe a little more than that. I’m Jason, and who are you?

Eddy: Slick Eddy’s the name – buying and selling is my game and I bet I can make you a great deal today… what do you need?

Jason: I don’t think I need anything.

Eddy: Sure you do, everything needs something. How about a watch? I’ve got a good selection of brand new watches.

Jason: No, I don’t need a watch.

Eddy: How about a genuine plastic took pick holder? I bet you don’t have one of those…

Jason: No thanks

Eddy: Can I interest you in a set of slightly used false teeth? They’re in real good condition – one owner.

Jason: Used false teeth? Who would buy a set of used false teeth?

Eddy: You’d be surprised.

Jason: No, I’m just fine. I don’t need a watch or a plastic tooth pick holder or a set of false teeth. Now if you will excuse me I need to get back to the Super Church lesson.

Eddy: Super Church, well now, why didn’t you say so – I’ve got lots of good stuff you probably need for Super Church.

Jason: Like what?

Eddy: Well now, let’s see… I can get you a rubber Jesus that floats in water… get it? It floats, just like he’s walking on the water. Or I can hook you up with an empty tomb night light – those are really popular.

Jason: No, I don’t think so… I think we’ll just get going with or lesson today.

Eddy: Well now, what’s the lesson about?

Jason: It’s about a miracle that Jesus did at the pool of Bethesda.

Eddy: A miracle?! Boy, I’d love to get my hands on one of those. How much are they?

Jason: How much are what?

Eddy: A miracle, how much do I have to spend to buy a miracle?

Jason: You can’t buy a miracle, it doesn’t work like that… they are not for sale.

Eddy: You’re just hard-balling me, everything is for sale. How much?

Jason: They’re not for sale. A miracle is God at work in a special and unusual way, and you can’t buy that.

Eddy: Why not?

Jason: Because you can’t bribe God – He is much bigger than that.

Eddy: Well now, I’m not giving up that easily. You forget who you’re talking to… Slick Eddy’s the name – Buying and selling is my game. We’re going to make a deal, you just wait and see. I’ll be back… so you make sure you hold onto one of those miracles for me.

(Eddy Exits, begin lesson)

Message Ideas that Use this Topic

MiraclesYou find the miracles you look for. You can choose to make something significant or to let it slide by.Exodus 145-31Message Idea