Scripture Reference: 2 Kings 5
A lesson in our expectations for God.
D.B. – a good albeit not very bright bunny
MISS REBECCA – the teacher who sets her straight
(MISS REBECCA is on stage when D.B. enters.)
D.B.: Hi, Miss Rebecca. How are you today?
MISS REBECCA: Hey, D.B. I’m doing fine. I haven’t seen you in a while. Where have you been?
D.B.: I have been on vacation with my mama and dad and brothers and sisters.
MISS REBECCA: How many brothers and sisters do you have?
MISS REBECCA: Your parents have 99 children? Why not 100?
D.B.: That would be ridiculous.
MISS REBECCA: Sorry, I just thought…
D.B.: 100 kids!
MISS REBECCA: Okay, never mind…
D.B.: Who do you think we are? Bun & Kate Plus 108?
MISS REBECCA: I guess I wasn’t thinking. So where’d you go for your vacation?
D.B.: We went to Nashville.
MISS REBECCA: Haven’t they had a lot of flooding there?
D.B.: Yes. We did not mean to go there, but we should have made a left turn at Albuquerque.
MISS REBECCA: It really bugs me when that happens. So did you have a good time?
D.B.: It was a lot of fun until I got caught up in a flash flood.
MISS REBECCA: (very concerned) Oh dear! What happened?
D.B.: I climbed up on a building, and the water quickly rose up to the first floor.
MISS REBECCA: What did you do?
D.B.: Well, a boat came to rescue me.
MISS REBECCA: That’s great!
D.B.: But I sent it away.
MISS REBECCA: Why in the world did you do that?!?
D.B.: I told them I had prayed to God and go rescue someone who has less faith.
MISS REBECCA: Good grief! What happened next?
D.B.: The water kept rising and soon it was up to the second floor. I cried out to God, and soon a helicopter came.
MISS REBECCA: Thank God! I hope you had the sense to get on it.
D.B.: Oh no. I told them I had prayed to God and go save someone who has less faith.
MISS REBECCA: D.B.! How did you get saved?
D.B.: I did not. The water finally covered the building, and I floated away.
MISS REBECCA: Oh my! What happened?!?
D.B.: I died.
MISS REBECCA: (dubiously) You died?
D.B.: Yes, I died and went to heaven. When I met God I told Him that I had prayed to be saved. Why did He not save me?
MISS REBECCA: And what did He say?
D.B.: He said, “I sent a boat and a helicopter. What more do you want?”
MISS REBECCA: (annoyed) D.B., that’s an old joke.
D.B.: (snickers) I know, Miss Rebecca, but I like that joke.
MISS REBECCA: But you know what? It ties in very well with our lesson today?
MISS REBECCA: Yes, we are going to read a story about a man named Naaman. He wanted something from God, and he was disappointed when God didn’t do it in the way he thought it should be done.
D.B.: He must have thought he was smarter than God.
MISS REBECCA: Maybe. Sometimes we put expectations on how God should do something, and we miss it when He does it His way.
D.B.: Well, I know if God sent a boat for real to rescue me, I would get in.
MISS REBECCA: Good for you. I guess you’re a lot smarter than Naaman.
D.B.: That is not saying much. Well, I better go unpack, Miss Rebecca.
MISS REBECCA: Okay, D.B.
D.B.: Bye, Miss Rebecca.
MISS REBECCA: Bye, D.B.