Scripture Reference: Exodus 4:18-11:10
A lesson in serving God.
D.B. – a good albeit not very bright bunny
MR. MATT – the teacher who sets him straight
(D.B. enters while MR. MATT is on stage.)
D.B.: Hi, Mr. Matt.
MR. MATT: Hey, D.B. What's up?
D.B.: I need your help, Mr. Matt.
MR. MATT: What do you need?
D.B.: Well, I have been reading in the Bible about serving God, and I really want to do that.
MR. MATT: That's great! Serving God is a very special and rewarding thing.
D.B.: But I have a big problem.
MR. MATT: What's that?
D.B.: Should I serve God a peanut butter & jelly sandwich?
MR. MATT: No, that's not…
D.B.: Oh, is He allergic to peanuts?
MR. MATT: That's not it…
D.B.: Because I have a friend who just smells peanuts and his blows up like a balloon. (starts floating like his head is a balloon)
MR. MATT: No, D.B.…
D.B.: Well, of course not. He is God; He does not have allergies.
MR. MATT: Right.
D.B.: It is because if He tried to talk to someone in a still small voice, His tongue might stick to the roof of His mouth and the person would only hear mmm mmm mmm mmm.
MR. MATT: No, D.B.!
D.B.: They why, Mr. Matt? Would He rather have a bologna sandwich?
MR. MATT: It is because that's not what it means to serve God.
D.B.: (confused) Oh?
MR. MATT: To serve God means to be obedient and do what He call you to do.
D.B.: But what if He asks me to do something very hard?
MR. MATT: Especially if He asks you to do something very hard. It is easy to something that is, well, easy. It takes faith and perseverance to so something hard.
D.B.: Hmm. So making a peanut butter & jelly sandwich is too easy?
MR. MATT: Something like that.
D.B.: So He wants me to sell everything I have and move to Africa to be a missionary?
MR. MATT: Not necessarily. God wants you to use the gifts He's given you and to take advantage of the opportunities to serve he provides.
D.B.: So if my gift is making peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, and I have an opportunity to make one for God, it would be okay if I did?
MR. MATT: (relenting) Yes, D.B.
D.B.: Thanks, Mr. Matt.
MR. MATT: You're welcome, D.B.
D.B.: Bye, Mr. Matt.
MR. MATT: Bye, D.B.