Greg and Bananas: ĎEasterí
©2011 Chuck Hendrickson
Edited by Mike Competillo
Greg: (Hums a tune and breaks into singing) Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so.
(Bananas comes in and interrupts Greg's singing)
Bananas: Oooeeeeeahahah, what ya singing?
Greg: Um, I was just singing a song about Jesus.
Bananas: And who might you be?
Greg: Well, my name is Greg, and IÖ canít believe Iím talking to a monkey!
Bananas: You got something against monkeys?
Greg: Uh, no! But howÖ
Bananas: Well, Greg, itís almost Easter! Shouldnít you be singing Easter songs like uh (singing) Here comes Peter Cotton Tail hoppin' down the bunny trailÖ
Greg: I was singing an Easter song. Easter is about Jesus and what He did for us.
Bananas: I thought it was about coloring bananas and eating lots of candy.
Greg: Well, I donít know about coloring bananas, but some families do color eggs and eat candy on Easter. But the real reason we celebrate Easter is to remember what Jesus did for us.
Bananas: I thought Christmas was for celebrating about Jesus.
Greg: Christmas is for celebrating Jesusí birth. Easter is for celebrating His resurrection.
Bananas: Resa.. whatcha ma call it, whatís that?
Greg: Resurrection, It means He rose up from the dead and came back to life.
Bananas: Oooeeaaaah, that sounds scary - someone coming back to life.
Greg: No, thatís not scary. Itís a great thing, and itís what makes Easter so special.
Bananas: Whatís so special about that?
Greg: Well Bananas, when Jesus died, He didnít do anything wrong. He was punished for all the sins that we have done in our lives. God loves us so much that He sacrificed His only Son so that we could be forgiven. My favorite passage in the bible is, "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.Ē John 3:16.
Bananas: That sounds great!
Greg: Thatís why I was singing about Jesus. Iím so glad that Easter is almost here. It reminds me that Jesus died for our sins and that He rose up from the grave.
Bananas: So what do you have to do to get this Ďeternal lifeí?
Greg: If we admit to God that we have sinned and that we believe that Jesus has died for our sins and we believe in Him, we will have eternal life!
Bananas: But just what is eternal life?
Greg: Eternal life means that we will live forever with God in heaven.
Bananas: Wow that sounds better than a banana sundae with extra bananas.
Greg: Well, it certainly will let you...
Bananas: I gotta go see if I can find me one now! All this talk of food is driviní me bananas!
Greg: Okay, and what did you say your name was?
Bananas: Bananas! My name is bananas! Now Iím even more hungryÖ gotta go, gotta go. See ya Greg!
Greg: Bye Bananas! Hmmm. Imagine that, a talking monkey! (Greg exits)