Scripture Reference: 1 Kings 17:7-24
A lesson in God’s provision.
OZZIE – an excitable little monster
SQUIGGLY – Ozzie’s pet worm
MISS STARR – the teacher who sets him straight
(MISS STARR is on stage when OZZIE excitedly enters.)
OZZIE: Miss Starr! Miss Starr! Emergency! Help! Help! It’s terrible! It’s terrible!
MISS STARR: Slow down, Ozzie. What’s the matter?
OZZIE: My dad might lose his job! It’s terrible! It’s terrible!
MISS STARR: That certainly is bad.
OZZIE: Not bad – it’s terrible! It’s tragic! It’s a travesty!
MISS STARR: Ozzie, slow down. First of all, you’re borrowing trouble. Your dad hasn’t actually lost his job yet.
OZZIE: No, but if he does, it will be TERRIBLE! We’ll have no money! We’ll lose our house! We’ll starve! And Squiggly will try up to a string and blow away!
MISS STARR: Ozzie! Calm down. It’s not that bad.
OZZIE: Not that bad?!? Squiggly drying up to a withered little string and blowing away in a puff of dust isn’t just bad – IT’S TERRIBLE!
MISS STARR: That would be pretty terrible, buy why do you think that will happen?
OZZIE: Aren’t you listening?!? If my dad loses his job, WE’LL HAVE NO MONEY!
MISS STARR: But why are you putting all your faith in your dad’s job?
OZZIE: Because that’s where the money comes from!
MISS STARR: No, the money comes from God.
OZZIE: They why does my dad go to work everyday?
MISS STARR: Because that’s how God has chosen to provide for your family. If your dad loses his job, God will provide for your family in a different way.
OZZIE: So God is going to take care of us?
MISS STARR: Not only is he going to take care of you, He’s been taking care of you. That’s what the Bible promises.
OZZIE: So will God buy me a PlayStation?
MISS STARR: The Bible doesn’t promise that.
MISS STARR: God promises to supply our daily needs. Sometimes he does this through natural means like a job. Sometimes He does it in supernatural ways that we can’t always understand. So do feel any better about the situation, Ozzie?
OZZIE: Yes, I do, Miss Starr. There’s just one thing.
MISS STARR: What’s that?
OZZIE: Squiggly wants to know if God will buy him PlayStation?
(OZZIE quickly exists. SQUIGGLY looks between Ozzie and Miss Starr, gets scared, then exists quickly.)
MISS STARR: Squiggly!