Scripture Reference: Joshua 8:1-29, 10:1-15
A lesson in God's might.
D.B. – a good albeit not very bright bunny
MR. MIKE – the teacher who sets him straight
a dog nose and a bandana as a cape for D.B.’s disguise.
(MR. MIKE is on stage.)
D.B.: (appears singing like old Might Mouse cartoon) Here I come to save the day!
MR. MIKE: Who in the world are you suppose to be?
D.B.: (in superhero voice) Do not fear, Citizen. It is I, Mighty Dog!
MR. MIKE: (suspicious) Mighty Dog hmmm? You do look mighty familiar.
D.B.: That is probably because you have seen my mighty exploits.
MR. MIKE: And what is it that makes you so mighty?
D.B.: Well, I am faster than a speeding Bullet.
MR. MIKE: Are you really faster than a speeding bullet?
D.B.: Oh, yes! I am much faster than my turtle Bullet.
MR. MIKE: (amused) Ah, I see. Anything else?
D.B.: I am more powerful than a locomotive.
MR. MIKE: More powerful than a locomotive?
D.B.: Much more powerful. I can stop my Thomas the Tank Engine even when it has brand new batteries.
MR. MIKE: And I suppose you can leap tall buildings in a single bound.
D.B.: But of course. I made a building out of Legos and leaped over it in a single bound.
MR. MIKE: How tall was it?
D.B.: Three bricks – but it was the really big bricks.
MR. MIKE: And what inspired you to become a superhero?
D.B.: I was reading the Bible, and I want to be a superhero like Joshua.
MR. MIKE: Joshua was definitely a heroic fellow, but he wasn’t really a superhero. Was he?
D.B.: Well, he stopped the sun in the sky. That sounds pretty superhero-ish to me.
MR. MIKE: Joshua didn’t stop the sun.
D.B.: Oh yes, he did. I read it in the book of Joshua.
MR. MIKE: I know the story, but it wasn’t Joshua who stopped the sun. It was God.
D.B.: Oh! That makes more sense.
MR. MIKE: Of course it does.
D.B.: I mean you would have to have a really tall ladder to reach the sun.
MR. MIKE: REALLY tall.
D.B.: And the sun would be really hot.
MR. MIKE: (chuckling) Yes, it would, D.B.
D.B.: (in regular voice) Hey! You know who I am.
MR. MIKE: (reluctantly) Yeah, I do.
D.B.: But how did you guess?
MR. MIKE: Well, the ears for one thing. They are kinda a dead giveaway.
D.B.: Maybe my mom can pin my ears back and…
MR. MIKE: D.B., you don’t need to be a superhero.
D.B.: I do not?
MR. MIKE: No, you can rely on God. He stopped the sun in the sky, parted the waters, and did all the other amazing things to show His mighty hand.
D.B.: I guess you are right, Mr. Mike. God is much mightier than any superhero.
MR. MIKE: That’s right.
D.B.: He is the superhero-est of them all.
MR. MIKE: Exactly. So you don’t really need that costume any more.
D.B.: I guess not. (superhero voice) Bye, Citizen.
MR. MIKE: Bye, Mighty Dog.