Israel Wants a King (1 Samuel 8)
Don (D); Ronnie (R) puppet
D. Hi Ronnie.
R. Hi Mr S. I’m ready. I’m set. ‘I’m coming in like a 'Shreking Ball’.
D. You’re wearing your Shrek T-shirt ( or other musical/movie)
R. Have you got me a ticket to the show? ‘Cause I’m ready to go go go…
D. Ahh Ronnie, the school Shrek musical was on Tuesday and Wednesday.
R. But I’ve been waiting for ages. I’ve been so excited and you’re telling me you didn’t get me a ticket!
D. I’m sorry Ronnie. I really am. There’s a Shrek movie we could download and watch together sometime if you like?
R. It won’t be the same. I’ve been ‘disincluded’. You called me your right hand man and now this…
D. I’m sorry Ronnie – really I am.
R. Well OK OK. I think I’d rather think about something else to ‘distruct’ me. I don’t know what gets inside my head sometimes.
D. When we really want something, we often can’t think of anything else. We keep going over and over things or keep asking about it. You know how I was telling you about Samuel in the Bible.
R. The boy who woke up the priest.
R. That’s true.
D. Well when Sam grew up he still tried to listen to God and obey him. Sometime later God helped Sam when he had to face up to some people who really wanted their own King to be their ruler.
R. And did they get a king?
D. Eventually. Yes. That’s Saul.
R. There’s always more…
D. King Saul became their new ruler.
R. And he lived happily ever after in a castle with Queen Fiona?
D. No, sorry Ronnie. This wasn’t a fairy tale. There’s a lot more to the story about Samuel and Saul in the Bible.
R. Well you’d better tell me the rest of the story sometime.
D. I will when I get back from a few days in Tasmania( or another holiday destination) next week.
R. Are we going to Tasmania??!!
D. I might be able to fit you in.
R. Just in case?
D. In case what? In case you need a friend to talk to?
R In case I get hungry! I’m starving.
D. It won’t be long.
R. I'd like to go to the Moon Café. My freind said that the food's really great and makes up for no atmosphere.
D. Bye Ronnie.
R. I’m going to pack my things for a fun holiday – yay! You’re the man.
D. You’re the puppet!
© Don Stott 2020 Eliab.com
1 Samuel 8