‘WHAT IS A MIRACLE’
©2010 Elaine Seltzer
Edited by Mike Competillo
(Sally and Priscilla enter together, then Larry Kelly)
PRISCILLA---Hi Sally. Are you ready
for Sunday school?
SALLY---I guess so. Do you know what we’re doing today?
PRISCILLA--- No, but I know it’ll be interesting.
SALLY--- Did you hear about Spike Jones?
PRISCILLA--- No, what did he do now?
LARRY KELLY--- Hi girls are you ready for our lesson today?
SALLY--- I’ll tell you later.
SALLY & PRISCILLA--- Yes, Mr. Kelly.
LARRY KELLY--- Today we are going to talk about some of the miracles Jesus did while he was here on earth.
PRISCILLA---What is a miracle?
LARRY KELLY---A miracle is something that happens that doesn't happen all the time and is unexpected.
SALLY---Oh, like me cleaning up my room without Mom telling me to?
LARRY KELLY (laughing) No not like that. I am going to tell you a story and then maybe you will understand.
BOTH---We like stories.
LARRY KELLY---While Jesus was here on earth he healed a lot of people. Some were blind, some were deaf, and some couldn't walk. One day while Jesus was surrounded by a big crowd on the way to help someone, a woman who had been sick for a very long time came to see Jesus. She knew if she could just get close enough to touch his robe, she would be healed.
SALLY--- Now how did she know that, Mr. Kelly?
LARRY KELLY--- She believed it in her heart. Now, there were so many people there she didn't know if she would be able to get close enough to him. She was very weak and sick. But somehow she was able to get close enough to touch the bottom of his robe. When she did this, Jesus felt it and said "Who touched me?"
PRISCILLA—Excuse me, Mr. Kelly, if there were so many people around Jesus, how could He feel if she touched the bottom of His robe?
LARRY KELLY--- Good question Priscilla. It scared her when Jesus asked “who touched me”. Even His disciples didn’t understand. But you see, Jesus felt healing power go out from Him and that’s why He asked “Who touched me”. "I did, master" she said. He looked at her lovingly and said, "You are healed because of your belief. The woman got up and thanked Jesus. She praised him and jumped up and down for joy.
BOTH GIRLS--- Wow!
LARRY KELLY--- Now girls, that is, what a miracle is.
SALLY---Mr. Kelly things like that don't happen anymore, do they since Jesus is in heaven now?
LARRY KELLY---Well Sally they do, but not by Jesus touching people in person. But if we pray and believe, sometimes they do get healed.
SALLY--- I think I understand what a miracle is.
PRISCILLA-- Sally you don't really think it’s a miracle if you clean your room without being asked, do you?
SALLY----No, not really. But maybe mom might.
PRISCILLA--- Tomorrow, I’m going to surprise my mom before she comes home and clean the whole house!
SALLY--- Why would you want to do that?
PRISCILLA--- I think it would be fun to surprise her. Don’t you?
(Sally looks out with a blank stare)