Scripture Reference: 1 Samuel 17
A lesson in boldness and faith.
OZZIE – a mischievous little monster
MISS REBECCA – the teacher who sets him straight
(MISS REBECCA is on stage when OZZIE enters.)
OZZIE: (sadly) Hi, Miss Rebecca.
MISS REBECCA: Hi, Ozzie. Is there something wrong? You seem sad.
OZZIE: Well, you see there’s this kid at school who doesn’t have any friends, and it really bums me out.
MISS REBECCA: Why doesn’t he have any friends?
OZZIE: The other kids make fun of him, because he talks funny.
MISS REBECCA: You should be able to identify with that.
OZZIE: How so?
MISS REBECCA: Well, uh… You see…
OZZIE: Spit it out. What makes you think I could identify with someone who talks funny?
MISS REBECCA: Hmmm. Never mind. So why don’t you be his friend?
OZZIE: Oh, I couldn’t do that. Then the other kids would make fun of me for hanging out with him.
MISS REBECCA: Ozzie! You shouldn’t worry so much about what the other kids think. You should do what’s right. You need to be bold.
OZZIE: Oh, no! I don’t want to be bold! I’d look really silly without any hair!
MISS REBECCA: Not BALD, BOLD. Someone who is bold is brave and willing to take risks.
OZZIE: But I’m just a cute little monster. I can’t stand up against everyone by myself.
MISS REBECCA: You won’t be by yourself.
OZZIE: You mean my pet worm Squiggly? I don’t think he’s gonna be much help.
MISS REBECCA: I don’t mean Squiggly. I mean your always with…
OZZIE: (sarcastically) I know, I know. I’m not by myself, because God is with me. You always say that.
MISS REBECCA: That’s because it’s always true.
OZZIE: Yeah, but still…
MISS REBECCA: The book of Proverbs tells us that “the righteous are as bold as a lion.”
OZZIE: Does that mean I have to roar and chase zebras?
MISS REBECCA: No.
OZZIE: Good. Cause I don’t know what I’d do with a zebra if I caught one anyway.
MISS REBECCA: It means that like lions aren’t afraid of anything, you shouldn’t be afraid of anything either, because you always have God on your side.
OZZIE: I guess that’s true. With God on my side, it’s not really a fair fight.
MISS REBECCA: Exactly
OZZIE: Plus there’s Squiggly.
MISS REBECCA: Can’t forget Squiggly.
OZZIE: Oh, no. Squiggly would never let you forget him.
MISS REBECCA: So are you ready to make friends with the new kid?
OZZIE: I sure am! I just gotta do one thing first.
MISS REBECCA: What’s that?
OZZIE: Go find a barber to shave me, so I can be bold. (exits)
MISS REBECCA: Ozzie!