ĎTrusting God Through Your Fearsí
©2010 Elaine Seltzer
Edited by Mike Competillo
(Greg and Tony enter together)
Greg- Hi Tony!
Tony- Oh Hi Greg!
Greg- What are you doing today?
Tony- Well, first I have to do some errands for mom. Then I guess I can play the rest of the afternoon.
Greg- Thatís great! Would you like to come over to my house and play some games?
Tony- Sounds good to me, but are you sure you want to get beat?
Greg- Yeah right! I accept the challenge!
Tony- Alright then, But Greg, I have to get going Ďcause my mom said she needed me to get home right away.
Greg- How about if I walk with you? Is that alright?
Tony- Sure! (They move like theyíre walking)
Greg- So, are you ready for Sunday night?
Tony- (hesitates) WellÖIím not sure!
Greg- Whatís the matter?
Tony- Are you sure we really need to do this?
Greg- Tony! Yes, we have to do it. The bible says that when we get saved the next step is to get water baptized. Donít tell me youíre afraid.
Tony- Well, I wouldnít say Iím afraidÖ butÖ.
Greg- But what?
Greg- Itís really not that bad. Itís all over before you know it.
Tony- Donít they push you down backwards? Iím not sure about that.
Greg- Why not?
Tony- I donít like water getting up my nose.
Greg- Gee Tony, I didnít realize you were afraid to get baptized.
Tony- Iím not afraid, I justÖ
Greg- Ödonít like the idea of them putting you all the way down, under the water.
Tony- Greg, youíre not going to tell anybody, are you?
Greg- How about if you allow me to tell only One Person.
Tony- Well, who do you want to tell?
Greg- How about if I talk to God about it? We can pray and ask God to take the fear away. Also ask your parents to pray with you.
Tony- Oh yeah, thanks Greg. I didnít even think about itÖ. Him.
Greg- Remember Tony that God is always just a prayer away and He wants to help us, if we just take the time to listen.