Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Make-A-Scene – Peeper Edition
David, Nabal, and Abigail

PeepersScripture Reference: 1 Samuel 25


Three signs: YEA!, BOO!, AHH!

(The cast acts out the actions as the Narrator describes them. The audience will react to the cast appropriately.)

Before we begin our story, you will need some instructions. Each time I say David’s name, I will raise this sign and you will say “Yea!” Let’s practice.

Each time I say Nabal’s name, I will raise this sign and you will say “Boo!” Let’s practice.

Each time I say Abigail’s name, I will raise this sign and you will say “Ahh!” Let’s practice.

We’re ready to go.

Our story today is about David (YEA!), Nabal (BOO!), and Abigail (AHH!). Our story opens with the death of Samuel. (SAMUEL dies) And all of Israel mourned him.

Meanwhile, David (YEA!) is in the Desert of Moan near the property of Nabal (BOO!), who was a very wealthy man. Nabal (BOO!) was married to an intelligent and beautiful woman named Abigail (AHH!)

David (YEA!) sent 10 of his men to greet Nabal (BOO!) and ask for food in return for having watched over his shepherds. Nabal (BOO!) told them the men that he would not give anything to a bunch of runaway servants.

This made David (YEA!) very mad. He took 400 men and prepared to attack Nabal (BOO!)

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Abigail (AHH!) heard about her husband’s terrible manners and David’s (YEA!) kindness.

Abigail (AHH!) lost no time. She took two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five dressed sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred cakes of raisins and two hundred cakes of pressed figs, and loaded them on donkeys. Then she told her servants, "Go on ahead; I'll follow you." But she did not tell her husband Nabal (BOO!).

Meanwhile, David (YEA!) is heading down to slaughter Nabal (BOO!) and his men. When Abigail (AHH!) saw David (YEA!), she quickly got off her donkey and bowed down before him with her face to the ground. She said that he should blame her and that he should pay no attention to Nabal (BOO!). His name means Fool, and that is what he is.

David (YEA!) called off the attack, forgave Nabal (BOO!), and praised Abigail (AHH!) for good her judgment and for preventing bloodshed.

When Abigail (AHH!) went to Nabal (BOO!), he was in the house holding a banquet like that of a king. He was in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing until morning when he was sober. When Abigail (AHH!) told him everything, his heart failed him, he became like a stone, and he died ten days later.

When David (YEA!) heard that Nabal (BOO!) was dead, he said, "Praise be to the Lord, who has upheld my cause against Nabal (BOO!) for treating me with contempt. He has kept his servant from doing wrong and has brought Nabal's (BOO!) wrongdoing down on his own head."

The David (YEA!) and Abigail (AHH!) got married, and they lived happily ever after. The end.

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