Category: Christian Drama
A contemporary Farmer shows us as the Leader is trying to explain the parable of the seeds landing on different kinds of soil, and dosen’t approve of the methods of planting and most everything else. The kids of all ages liked it!
Leader You’ve heard the scripture, let me illustrate what Jesus was talking about. So, this farmer took his grain in his sack and went out to the field. He scattered it… Farmer (comes in while the scripture is being read and stops to listen. He interrupts, shaking his head.) No, uh-huh, stop that’s just wrong. If I just went out and tossed the seed out like chicken feed, who knows what would happen? You have to plow nice furrows in a nice straight line. You line your eyes up with a fence post, and steer the tractor right toward it … but don’t hit it (demonstrates and he talks) Leader You might tear up the tractor… Farmer Yep…. I remember back in oh say, in the 1960’s I had this old John Deere and I hit the gas instead of the brakes…. Did you know tractors don’t bounce? Leader True. (Pauses) I didn’t know tractors were supposed to bounce. Farmer Minor detail. Now, what was I talking about? Ah yes, this farmer who just went out and threw out the seed like chicken feed. Leader Okay, in Jesus day, the farmers sometimes plowed the ground before they scattered the seed, and sometimes the scattered the seed and them plowed the seed into the ground. Farmer No straight lines? Leader No straight lines. Sorry. For this story, Jesus is talking about a farmer who was going to plow the seed into the ground after he scattered the seed. So, he goes out scatters the seed and some of it falls on the path…. Farmer You mean, he just let it fall and get wasted on the path? Leader You never know who will be walking down the path, so you scatter your Jesus loves you’s on the path. Farmer But all sorts of things happen to seeds when they fall on the path. People walk on them or the birds can see them. The swoop out of the sky and it’s dinner time! Leader That’s what Jesus said! Some fell on the path and the birds came and ate it up. Farmer What did Jesus mean by that? Who in my life are the birds? Leader Maybe we can think about this…. When you hear a good sermon, what snatches it away? Farmer Oh, things… maybe someone makes fun of the preacher or … say I go to school and someone says it’s silly to believe in God. It’s just childhood myth parents tell kids to make them be good. Leader So, people or Satan comes around and convinces you what you heard is not really the truth. It’s old fashioned to believe in God. Satan likes to use that line. Farmer Yeah… okay… that sounds good. I’m progressive for a farmer, and well…. No, I believe…. Leader Good. The next place the seeds landed….. Farmer When this so called farmer just tossed his seeds out willy nilly.. Leader Willy-nilly?