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THANKSGIVING - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: being thankful
SCRIPTURE: Philippians 4:6
Style: drama/conversation: people discuss
. how one could be thankful all the time.
Cast: PERSON 1 & 2
Set & Props: 2 Bibles
(PERSON 1 and 2 enter carrying Bibles.)
P1 That’s impossible to do!
P2 (casually) What are you talking about?
P1 That – being thankful stuff. From that verse.
P2 You mean Philippians 4:6?
P1 I think so. You know it? –
P2 “Be anxious for nothing but in everything
. by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving
. let your requests be made known to God.”
P1 That’s the one. There’s no way I can
. be thankful for everything.
. You’d be nuts to be thankful for everything.
. I mean really, how can I be thankful
. for losing my job? Or – if I got cancer –
. I’m supposed to be thankful for that?
P2 The verse doesn’t say you have to be thankful
. FOR everything. It says to be thankful
. IN everything... meaning – even WHILE bad things
. are happening.
P1 But thankful for what?
P2 The things that God has done and is doing
. and will do in your life.
P1 What is He going to do?
P2 Okay, so you just lost your job.
. During this time, how can you be thankful?
P1 But I don't feel thankful. Not at all.
P2 It's not based on how you are feeling.
. It's a command. You can choose to just –
. react to your situation, or you can
. choose how you will act in your situation.
P1 Okay. So what was the question again?
P2 As you are now unemployed, how can you be thankful?
P1 Uhhh, I guess I could be thankful that
. I DON’T have cancer and still have my health.
P2 Good point.
P1 And I can be thankful that I have
. friends like you. Especially if
. I need anything, you’d be there for me.
P1 And I’m thankful you have a spare room
. in your house in case I lose my apartment.
P2 Ooookay! AND - you could be thankful
. how God will help you find a new job –
. Not only are we to be thankful about
. how God has provided, but how He’s GOING
. to provide. And HOW He answers prayer.
P1 Heyyy, are YOU feeling anxious?
P1 Not just a little bit?
P2 Come on. I’ll feel better once we’ve prayed
. and asked God to help you get a job.
P1 And thank Him for how He's going to
. help me find a job.
P2 You're catching on. 3
(PERSON 2 puts an arm on PERSON 1’s shoulder
as they exit.)