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Bamboo and the Chubby Raccoon
by Julie Michaelson
06/18/08
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I will fall
upon them
like a bear
robbed of
her cubs........
[Hosea 13:8]
*********************
"How can You be so CRUEL,
LORD? HOW?"

"What, child."

"THE PANDAS!
THE PANDAS!"

[SILENCE.]

"You ought to be ASHAMED!"

[SILENCE.]

"TWO OF THEM!
TWO!"

[NOD.]
"Yes, child."

"HOW COULD YOU?
THAT'S HORRIBLE!
(Grimmace!)
HORRIBLE!"

[PATIENT PAUSE.]
"Who Am I,
little one?"

(Turn away.)
(Reproving frown.)
"I DUNNO!"

[GENTLE VOICE.]
"Tell Me."

"I SAID....!
I.. DUNNO!
Now......GO AWAY!"

[PATIENT SILENCE.]

"TWO of them, LORD!
And: they're ENDANGERED!
You ought to be ASHAMED!"

[PATIENT WAITING OF A
LOVING FATHER.]

"They're ENDANGERED!
And.......You KILLED THEM!"

[SILENCE.]

"I think that's HORRIBLE!
HORRIBLE!
That's DISGUSTING!"

[SILENCE.]

"I can't BELIEVE it!
How could You DO such a THING?
There's SO little JOY in the
world!
(Shake head reprovingly.)
And, You take away even THAT!"

[PATIENT SILENCE.]

"WHY?
WHY?"

"Because, I AM the LORD,
child."

(Silence.)
(Fold arms.)
(Turn away.)
"I think that's terrible."
(Frown.)
"Jesus said You took care of
the BIRDS...........DIDN'T He?"

[PATIENT NOD.]
"Read My Word, child."

"WHY?
YOU should know where it
IS!"

[GENTLE VOICE.]
"Do you,
little one?"

(Shrug.)
"I dunno;
it's SOMEWHERE."

[SMILE.]
"Show Me."

(Flip open Bible.)
(Flap pages around, noisily.)

[PATIENT SILENCE.]

(Mumble.)
(Murmuring.)
(Flip pages back and forth.)

[PATIENTLY WAITING.]

(Frown.)
(Orange soda can drips
onto page.)
(Wipe away drop.)
"I FOUND it."

[PATIENT NOD.]
"Read It, child."

(Put on second pair of glasses*.)
"Yeah.....here it is:

Look at
the birds of the air:
they neither sow
nor reap
nor gather in barns,
and yet your
Heavenly Father
feeds them.
[Matthew 6:26]

YEAH?
Well....You FEED them,
and then You KILL THEM!
.....where's that part
about the SPARROW?
When it DIES?
What about THAT?"

"Look, child!"

"I dunno, Lord.
(Sad frown.)
I think that's really MEAN.
Those animals don't know
anything. What did THEY
do? THEY didn't do NOTHIN'!"

[NOD.]
"Look, child."

"And: ANOTHER THING!
(Turn back to face air conditioning
vent.)
How could You DO SOMETHING,
like THAT?
And, what's this about them
not goin' to HEAVEN?
HUH?
What's THAT ABOUT?"

[GENTLE VOICE.]
"Look, child."

(Turn away.)
(Sip SAMS orange soda.)
(Turn on the radio.)
(Turn off the radio.)
(Flip some more tattered pages around.)
"I dunno.
I just don't understand You,
at all, Lord.
I just don't know.
It's very sad.
Very sad."

[SORROWFUL GLANCE.]
"Yes, child.
[PATIENTLY WAITING.]
It is."
*************************
What I tell you
in the dark,
utter in the light;
and what you
hear whispered,
proclaim
upon the rooftops.....
are not two sparrows
sold for a penny?
And not one of them
will
fall
to the ground
without
your Father's
will.
[Matthew 10:27-29]

____________________________
(*It's an over-50 thing: don't
worry about it.)
(P.S. There is still debate over
whether the Giant Panda is a bear....
a big raccoon...or, in its own
species [about to become extinct.]
The Chinese word for 'panda'
is 'xiongmao' or 'Giant Cat Bear'.)

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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