Scripture Reference: Genesis 12:1-9, 15:1-21, Romans 4, John 3:16
A lesson in faith and justification.
D.B. – a good albeit not very bright bunny
MISS REBECCA – the teacher who sets him straight
A long list (maybe a roll of register tape that could be unrolled)
(MISS REBECCA is on stage.)
D.B.: (appears on stage with a long list) … then I need to clean my room and mop the floor and read my Bible and help an old lady across the street and …
MISS REBECCA: Hey, D.B. Looks like you have a honey-do list.
D.B.: Honeydew? Let see … carrots … lettuce … rutabagas …. No, no honeydews.
MISS REBECCA: (chuckling) No, D.B. A honey-do list is a list of things a wife gives to her husband to do. She says, "Honey, do this" and "Honey, do that."
D.B.: (embarrassed) Oh, Miss Rebecca. I cannot believe you called my honey.
MISS REBECCA: No, I …
D.B.: We hardly know each other.
MISS REBECCA: But I meant …
D.B.: And what would your husband think?
MISS REBECCA: You see I …
D.B.: Plus I am a rabbit.
MISS REBECCA: I know, but …
D.B.: And you are not even a rabbit.
MISS REBECCA: What I meant was… What I was trying to say was… (frustrated, gives up) What's with the list, D.B.?
D.B.: Oh, this is my list of things to do to get into heaven.
MISS REBECCA: That's a mighty long list.
D.B.: Oh, yes. Because there are lots of things I must do to be a good bunny, and I can only get into heaven in I am a very good bunny.
MISS REBECCA: That's not true, D.B.
D.B.: (hurt) But I have been trying oh so hard to be such a good bunny.
MISS REBECCA: No, D.B. You are a very good bunny. I meant that it's not true that you have to be very good to get into heaven.
D.B.: Well, you have to at least be good.
MISS REBECCA: You don’t' even have to be good.
D.B.: Above average?
MISS REBECCA: Nope.
D.B.: You mean I can be rotten and get into heaven?
MISS REBECCA: Heaven will be full of people who sinned.
D.B.: But, Miss Rebecca, God does not like sin.
MISS REBECCA: No, He doesn't.
D.B.: Then why does He let them in?
MISS REBECCA: He lets them in – he lets us in – because He loves us. In fact, He loves us so much…
D.B.: I know this one. "For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
MISS REBECCA: Very good, D.B. God loves us so much that He created a way for sinners to be with Him forever. We just need to put our faith in Jesus and His sacrifice, and we will be justified.
D.B.: Just-if-I'd done what?
MISS REBECCA: Not just-if-I'd done something. I will be justified with God – made right with Him. He won't see my sin anymore.
D.B.: Well, that is sweet. I guess I can get rid of my list then.
MISS REBECCA: It is still a good list. I am sure your mom still wants you to clean your room, and reading your Bible is a very good thing. Those things won't get you into heaven, but they make God happy.
D.B.: Then I better go clean my room.
MISS REBECCA: Good for you. Get it all spic and span.
D.B.: It is very messy, so you may not see me for a very long time.
MISS REBECCA: That's okay.
D.B.: Bye, Miss Rebecca.
MISS REBECCA: Bye, D.B.
D.B.: (disappears then pops up quickly) Bye, honey.
MISS REBECCA: D.B.!