(GRANDPA and ROCKY ENTER)
ROCKY Grandpa, I’m having trouble. I’ve been thinking about myself and the
bad things that I have done in my past. I don’t feel like God loves me
GRANDPA Rocky, did you know that Jesus loves us so much that He died for us
on the cross. He died for all of your sins before you ever sinned.
Psalms 86:5 says, “For you Lord, are good and ready to forgive.”
He has forgiven us but we need to forgive ourselves, too.
ROCKY I asked God to forgive me but I guess I really haven’t forgiven
GRANDPA Philippians 3:13 says, “Brethren, I count not myself to have
apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which
are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.”
Rocky, we can’t change our past but we can change our future.
ROCKY O.K., Grandpa, but I got in a fight with Rusty the other day and I feel
bad about it. Since I can’t change what I’ve done, how can I make
things better now?
GRANDPA You can start by asking Rusty to forgive you. (RUSTY ENTERS) Well,
here comes Rusty, now!
ROCKY Rusty! I need to talk to you, please!
RUSTY What is it, Rocky?
ROCKY I’m sorry about fighting with you the other day. Will you please
forgive me? I promise I won’t fight with you again!
RUSTY Yes, I forgive you. Will you please forgive me for making you
ROCKY Yes, Rusty, I forgive you, too!
GRANDPA Rocky and Rusty, you know it’s a good thing to ask for forgiveness
as soon as you can. It gets rid of those bad feelings that you could
carry with you for a long time. What if one of you were to die?
Then you could never ask the other for forgiveness. And those
feelings could stay with you if you don’t ask God to forgive you and
you don’t forgive yourself.
ROCKY I guess it’s better to do what is right than to do something to ask
GRANDPA We should also forgive the other person right away so we don’t hold
in bad feeling about the other person. We can’t honor God if we keep
thinking bad thoughts about them. Psalms 94:11 says, “The Lord
knows the thoughts of man.” There is just one more thing I need ask
the both of you. Are you two going to do something to help keep you
from fighting again?
ROCKY I know what we can do! We can make sure that someone else is
around when we play together.
RUSTY Sounds like a good idea to me, too!
GRANDPA It’s really good to hear that from the both of you! So, the two of
you asked for each other’s forgiveness and asked for God’s
forgiveness. You also decided to not fight again and are doing
something to make sure it doesn’t happen again. I’m really
proud of the both of you!
ROCKY Thank you, Grandpa! I’ll go see if Opal will play with us.
RUSTY Yeah and maybe we can find something that she likes to do, too!
GRANDPA By the way, what kind of fight did you two get into?
RUSTY It was just a little fight!
ROCKY Yeah, we were just fighting over our toys!
GRANDPA Good, because if it was bad, we would have had to take you to the
puppet doctor to give you stitches.
ROCKY Goodbye, Grandpa. We’re going to go look for Opal!
GRANDPA Goodbye, Rocky and Rusty! (ALL EXIT)