Holiday Of A Lifetime
By Grace Cowley
Summary: The Bible is an amazing book; poetry, history, letters and a holiday brochure.....
Bible Reference: Revelation 21 and 22.
Characters: Mandy the travel agent, Terri, Jo and Suzie.
Props: Desk, travel brochures, bible, telephone, computer
Setting: A travel agent's office.
A travel agent, Mandy, is sitting at a desk. This is covered in travel brochures. Three people, Terri, Jo and Suzie arrive)
Mandy: Hello, I'm Mandy. How can I help you?
Terri: Me and my friends, Jo and Suzie need a really good holiday. Something where we can really get away from it all.
Mandy: Have you any idea where you would like to go?
Jo: I don't care. I've been everywhere already. About the only place I haven't been is the moon!
Suzie: Hey, the Moon! That would be really cool! Why can't we go there?
Mandy: I'm afraid we haven't got a tour going to the moon this year, but for a small deposit we will put your name down on our exclusive reserve list. Then when the tour becomes available you will automatically get a place. (she consults computer/phone) Oh... the next free spaces I have are for an estimated departure date of March 19th, 2143.
Jo: But I'll be dead by then...
Terri: I don't want to go to the moon. I don't like confined spaces and the journey would take weeks in one of those little capsules!
Suzie: Hey, take a look at this, "African Safari - Two weeks on the Kenyan Savannah viewing rare and magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Excellent accommodation and an experienced guide."
Terri: That sounds good!
Mandy: A very good choice, madam. Those safaris are very popular.
Jo: But we'd have to take those horrible malaria tablets. No thanks!
Terri: What about this? "Luxury Cruise around the world aboard the QE2. Wonderful food, good service - see the wonders of the world, Ancient and Modern." That's my kind of holiday.
Suzie: No. I went punting on the Cam last summer and was terribly sea sick. There's no street cred in throwing up over the side.
Mandy: What about a skiing holiday?
Jo: Yeah. This looks good. "Three weeks in a five star hotel in Austria. All inclusive hire of snow boards and instructor if required.
Suzie: Does it give any pictures of the instructors (Snatches the brochure).... Hey, really cool!
Terri: Not cool, cold. In fact freezing. Can't we go somewhere hot? (Picks up a Bible, which is lying amongst the brochures)
Mandy: Let's see. You want a holiday where there's plenty of room, where you don't take malaria tablets, you can't get sea sick and that isn't cold. I'm not certain we do holidays like that. Have you tried SAGA?
Terri: Hang on. This is better than any of the others. Wow, its the holiday of a lifetime!
Jo & Suzie:What?
Terri: (Reads - Revelation 21: 1-4 or Revelation 21:23 to 22:3.)
Mandy: That doesn't sound like one of our holiday brochures.
Jo: (Looking underneath the book) It isn't, its a Bible.
Suzie: A Bible!
Terri: What's more it says this holiday will last forever!
Terri: I suppose it's not really a holiday. It's the time when Jesus will come back to earth in all his glory.
Mandy: (Puzzled) I'm sorry, sir/madam, but I can't help you in that field of, er, business.
Suzie: When can we go? Have I got time to buy a new swimming costume?
Jo: So, what do we do? How do we book?
Terri: It talks about having your names in the Lamb's Book of the Living.
Mandy: Can I access that from my computer? I think I'd like to go on this holiday.
Terri: I don't think so. It's the book Jesus keeps that lists everyone who has ever trusted him and who has tried to live for him. So, we can start by listening to God and doing what he says.
Jo: Then we can be ready for Jesus when he returns.
Mandy: Look's like we've got a lot of catching up to do.
This script is Copyright 1996 Grace Cowley, All Saints Milton. Permission is given to use this drama in non-profit making church events provided the source is acknowledged. Some editing may be required to suit local conditions. Please let us know if you have any comments.
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