Bad Times Ahead
RUSTY: (Rusty and Crystal enter) Crystal, I’ve been hearin’ a lot about
bad things happenin’ around us and it makes me scared!
CRYSTAL: I know, Rusty, and I feel bad about bad things happening to
other people, too!
RUSTY: It looks to me like things are getting worse than ever before.
Years ago, there wasn’t much news about hurricanes,
earthquakes, tidal waves, and many people getting sick with things
like cancer. Also, I’ve been hearin’ a lot about people hatin’ each
other and wars that may be happenin’ soon!
CRYSTAL: You seem to be very aware of things going on around you!
RUSTY: It’s not hard when you watch the news on T.V. and the internet!
CRYSTAL: Rusty, did you know that Jesus told us that these things would
RUSTY: Really? Where in the Bible does it talk about it?
CRYSTAL: There are several verses in the Bible, but I think that the ones
preachers use most are found in Matthew 24, verses 6 and 7. Verse
6 says, “And ye will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that
you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but
the end is not yet.”
RUSTY: So, Jesus tells us not to worry about all these bad things, because
the end is not yet. What does “the end is not yet” mean?
CRYSTAL: That’s a good question, Rusty! I think that it means that all the bad
things will not be over yet.
RUSTY: You mean, it’s gonna get worse?
CRYSTAL: I’m afraid so, Rusty, but the Bible talks about the Rapture taking
place before it gets really bad.
RUSTY: Oh, yes! I heard about the Rapture where all the Christians will be
taken up to heaven someday!
CRYSTAL: That’s right, Rusty! Until that day comes, we need to pray every day
for God to watch over us and keep us safe and protect us.
RUSTY: What verse talks about all the bad things that will happen?
CRYSTAL: Verse 7 tells us what will be happening, so that we can know what
we need to pray about. “For nation will rise against nation, and
kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines [or no food]
pestilences [or sickness] and earthquakes in various places.”
RUSTY: O.K., I understand, we need to pray about things instead of just
worryin’ about them, right?
CRYSTAL: Yes, Rusty, and we need to pray every day, don’t we?
RUSTY: With so many bad things goin’ on, we really should!
CRYSTAL: You know, when we get to heaven, we won’t have anything to worry
about and we will be with Jesus and His love forever! I have a song
I’d like to sing called “Nothing can Compare to Eternity.”
(CRYSTAL sings the song.)
RUSTY: Thank you for helpin’ me not to worry about the bad things and that
all I need to do is pray. That was some good singin’, too!
CRYSTAL: You’re welcome! It’s O.K., Rusty and I’m glad I could help you
understand those things.
RUSTY: So, in heaven, there won’t be any bullies in school…in fact, there
won’t be any school anymore either! YAHOO!!! (RUSTY dances
around with excitement) See ya later Crystal!
CRYSTAL: Bye, Rusty! (BOTH exit)
Click Here For script and song: Nothing Can Compare to Eternity