Center Stage: A boy’s bedroom
Upstage, left: Screen for PowerPoint or backdrops of fire station and building on fire
Prepare a PowerPoint slide show of a fire fighter that fits the narration, or have someone dressed in fire fighter’s uniform acting it out, upstage left of the bedroom scene.
Bedroom – decorated for a young boy who wants to be a fireman
Toy fire helmet that makes siren sounds
Squirt gun (optional)
Boy, age 7-10
Father/Fireman (if not using the Powerpoint)
PP/FF: (arrives at fire station).
Boy: (sitting on bed with Bible) I wish Dad were here.
Mother: I know you do, sweetie. (sits on edge of bed) Did you brush your teeth and wash your face?
Boy: Yes. (pause) Mom, remember when we were studying the armor of God?
Mother: Of course. What about it?
Boy: I was thinking how it reminds me of Dad.
Mother: Oh? How’s that?
PP/FF: (puts on pants and coat)
Boy: Well, like this, (finds the passage in the Bible, points as he reads) “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;” When Dad puts on his pants and coat, they protect him.
Mother: That’s interesting. Anything else?
PP/FF: (puts on boots).
Boy: Well, his boots are like the gospel shoes, they take him where he needs to go.
PP/FF: (puts on helmet)
Boy: He wears a helmet, like the helmet of salvation and that keeps him covered. (grabs his toy helmet, puts it on, pushing a button that makes a siren sound)
Mother: How did you get so smart? (taps on top of helmet)
Boy: I’m not done. There’s more!
Mother: Really? Like what?
Boy: Well, his axe is like a sword. (stands on the bed, pretends to chop) It cuts right through the door, letting him get to the people who need help inside. Just like we use the Bible to teach us how to help people.
PP/FF: (breaks down a door)
Mother: Well, your Dad will be very proud to hear all this. But, I think it’s time to get some sleep.
Boy: But, Mom, there’s the best part!
Mother: And what’s that?
PP/FF: (hoses down a fire)
Boy: (makes the sound of spraying water, spraying a pretend hose on Mom, or uses squirt gun that was hidden under his pillow) Puting out those firey darts!
Mother: (takes gun, if used, wipes off “water”) Ok, Chief, let’s do our prayers.
Boy: (bows head)
PP/FF: (takes off helmet, bows head, possibly with a group of firemen, if on PowerPoint)
* based on Ephesians 6:11-18
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