Scripture Reference: Matthew 25:1-13
A story that teaches that one needs to always be ready.
[Note: This was originally written as "The Parable of Miley Cyrus" for a boy in our church who is crazy about Hannah Montana. When he backed out, I rewrote it for my daughter, who is going marry Nick Jonas. She is. Really, she is.]
MELISSA – a huge fan of Nick Jonas
Street clothes (Jonas Brothers T-shirt if possible)
(MELISSA enters and faces the audience. She is very excited and animated)
MELISSA: I am so excited! I got to see… the Jonas Brothers last night! I such a huge fan. You do know that I am going to marry Nick Jonas some day. I am. Really, I am.
Anyway, I went with nine other friends. My mom drove us there, and before we left, she told everyone to make sure we had our tickets. Five of us checked to make sure we had our tickets. I mean, you've gotta have your ticket! The other five didn't check. They said they didn’t need to; they’d be just fine. I thought they were being foolish, but we’d see.
It was kind of a long drive to the concert, and we fell asleep. When we got there, Mom called out “Jonas Brothers time! Time to go see them!"
Well, I don’t have to tell you that we woke up and jumped our of the van. I was so freaked. Five of us pulled out our tickets and started running for the door. The other five reached for theirs but couldn’t find them. They search all of their pockets. They looked behind their ears and in their shoes. They practically undressed trying to find those tickets. Ew!
Our foolish friends asked if they could have our tickets. I don’t think so! Then we couldn’t get in. Duh! We told them they should have checked and that they need to go to the box office and buy their own tickets.
While they were gone, we got inside the building and started heading for our seats. We were the last ones in, so the ushers closed the doors. The we heard someone pounding on the windows behind us. It was our friends, and they were yelling, “Open the doors for us! Let us in!” The ushers said they were too late. But they told the ushers that they were with us. The ushers looked at us, but we said, “We don’t even know then.” The ushers made them go away, and they had to wait in the parking lot during the concert.
The concert was amazing! The Jonas Brothers are so awesome! You know I’m going to marry Nick some day. I am. Really, I am.
This all reminds me of a story we heard in Sunday school recently. It’s the Parable of the Ten Virgins. Those who were ready for the concert were rewarded. Those who were not ready were sent away. We had a fabulous time, and they got squat. Well, we did buy them each a T-shirt.
Well, I’m off to listen to the CD I bought at the concert. They are so great. Did I mention that I am going to marry Nick some day. I am. Really, I am.Later.