Scripture Reference: Psalm 23
A skit showing the importance of the LORD being your shepherd.
SHEEP – like King David, knows that the LORD is his shepherd
GOAT – tries to be the shepherd of his own life
(The SHEEP and the GOAT are standing next to each other facing the audience.)
SHEEP: The LORD is my shepherd.
GOAT: I’m in charge of my own life. I don't need a boss, I don't need a leader, and I sure don't need a shepherd. What do I look like, a sheep?
SHEEP: I shall not be in want.
GOAT: Life is hard. I have to work for everything I’ve got.
SHEEP: He makes me lie down in green pastures.
GOAT: My mom makes me mow our green pastures.
SHEEP: He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
GOAT: Life is crazy. Get up early, go to school, do my chores, do my homework, play video games, and no time for me. I need a vacation.
SHEEP: He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
GOAT: I go my own way for my own sake.
SHEEP: Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.
GOAT: (overly-confident) And let me tell you, going it alone… (far less confident) can be pretty scary.
SHEEP: Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
GOAT: I have a nightlight and my teddy bear, but they don’t always bring be comfort.
SHEEP: You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
GOAT: I prepare to run in the presence of my enemies. Run really fast.
SHEEP: You anoint my head with oil.
GOAT: I don’t wash my hair, so my head is already full of oil. I’m a rebel.
SHEEP: My cup overflows.
GOAT: My cup overflows, but my mom makes me mop it up.
SHEEP: Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life.
GOAT: I don’t know who Shirley Goodness or this Mercy person is, but I don’t want anyone following me.
SHEEP: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
GOAT: You know, I think I’d rather live with you. So who’s this shepherd guy you keep talking about?
(The SHEEP and the GOAT walk off quietly talking to each other.)