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SLOW DOWN ROCKY
ROCKY (Grandpa and Rocky enter) I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about
serving the Lord, lately, Grandpa. Do you have any ideas about
what I can do?
GRANDPA Well, the church needs to have a new classroom finished before
next Sunday. We need to paint and wall paper the room. You can
help us paint if you like. We’ll be working all day Saturday, until
ROCKY O.K., I’ll be there! (Grandpa exits and Piper enters)
PIPER Hi, Rocky! Say, are you goin’ to help me visit our bus route,
ROCKY Oh, sure, Piper! What time’re you goin’ to pick me up?
PIPER Be ready by ten o’clock!
ROCKY O.K.! (Piper exits)
CRYSTAL (Enters hurriedly) Hey, Rocky, don’t forget about junior choir
practice this Saturday!
ROCKY O.K., I won’t! (Crystal exits hurriedly)
RUSTY (Enters) Did you hear, Rocky? Our baseball game’s been
postponed until Saturday at two o’clock, because the field is too
muddy. You’re gonna be there, right?
ROCKY Ah . . ., right, Rusty, see ya then! (Rusty exits) Boy, I hope I won’t
have any problems doing all these things on Saturday. Let’s see . . .,
I’ve gotta visit my bus route at ten, be at choir practice by one and
I’ve gotta baseball game at two. Oh, no! I also told Grandpa I’d
help him finish up the classroom! I hope we finish the game early!
ROCKY (Enters with Grandpa) Grandpa, I finally made it to help you finish
up the room!
GRANDPA I was expecting you much earlier that this! What happened to you?
ROCKY I’d a been here sooner, Grandpa, but the baseball game went into
GRANDPA Rocky, we’re just about to finish up. You’ve certainly had a long
day doing other things for the Lord, but you did tell me you were
going to help!
ROCKY I’m sorry, Grandpa! I guess I got too many things I had to do!
GRANDPA Oh, I understand Rocky! But, you need to understand that when you
start doing too many things, that some things that are more important
might not get done. I’d like to share a verse with you, it’s James
4:17, “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to
him it is sin.”
ROCKY Oh, I see! I guess I should do all the important things first and then
do the other things later.
GRANDPA That sounds O.K. by me! But promise me one thing.
ROCKY What’s that, Grandpa?
GRANDPA Your Mom told me to tell you to clean up your room when you get
ROCKY Oh, no! I better go home now! Sorry, Grandpa, I don’t have time
to help you clean up!
GRANDPA That’s O.K., Rocky, I understand! I just wish more children had the
desire to serve the Lord like you do! See ya Sunday!
ROCKY Bye, Grandpa! (Both exit)
copyright 2008 Terry Price