The Blind Girl
The Blind Girl
Song: “Blesses Assurance” by Fanny Crosby
Puppet 1: This is the day….I am the way….Jesus is here…..Heaven is near….He is the Truth…..I lost a tooth….Noooooooooooo…it can’t go that way.
Puppet 2: What are you saying over there?
Puppet 1: I am trying to write a song. Help me out. What rhymes with truth?
Puppet 1: Booth………moose………..Ruth…………I can’t think of any more words. What do you need it for anyhow?
Puppet 2: This is the day, I am the Way, Jesus is here, Heaven is near, He is the Truth, and my name is Bruce. Hey! How do you like that?
Puppet 1: Since when did your name become Bruce?
Puppet 2: It’s not silly. I am just trying to find a word that rhymes with Truth.
Both Puppets: This is the day, I am the way, Jesus is here, Heaven is near, He is the Truth, and we love Bruce.
Puppet 2: I think you’d better stick to something else. I don’t believe you’d better publish that song. Why are you trying to write a song?
Puppet 1: Well, I know someone who wrote 8,000 songs.
Puppet 2: 8,000!!! Who were they – a walking songbook?
Puppet 1: Her name was Fanny Crosby. When she was a little girl she became blind. She had an eye infection and her mother took her to the doctor.
Puppet 2: Didn’t the doctor treat the infection?
Puppet 1: He did, but the treatment he used caused Fanny to go blind.
Puppet 2: How did she write songs if she was blind?
Puppet 1: I don’t know. I guess God helped her.
Puppet 2: I am not blind, but I’d have a read hard time writing 8 songs much less 8,000.
Puppet 1: She would write three songs every week.
Puppet 2: Wow! She must have found it easy to rhyme words. I could hardly find a word to rhyme with Truth.
Puppet 1: Fanny also had a grandmother whom she loved very much.
Puppet 2: My grandmother is pretty nice too. She makes me my favorite cookies.
Puppet 1: Fanny’s grandmother would read the bible to her. They talked about many things in the bible.
Puppet 2: Wouldn’t that be boring?
Puppet 1: no. There are many good stories in the Bible. Remember when the serpent told Eve that if she ate from the tree of good and evil she would become smart like God? Also, remember when Noah built that huge ark and all the people laughed at him. Then, they all died in that flood?
Puppet 2: Yeah, I guess you’re right. There are some exciting stories in the Bible. I especially like the one about Daniel in the lion’s den. Wow! Wasn’t that neat when the lions did not eat Daniel, yet when the king had the people that had laughed at Daniel thrown in the lion’ s den, the lions ate them up right now!
Puppet 1: Fanny had a hard time learning in school.
Puppet 2: That’s too bad. How did she learn if she couldn’t see?
Puppet 1: Well, since she couldn’t see, that made her even smarter in being able to concentrate. I mean listen and understand.
Puppet 2: I think I’d rather see and not do so well in school. Did she go to a special school?
Puppet 1: I don’t know. I know that she did go to a school in New York City when she was 15 years old.
Puppet 2: New York City is a long ways away. I have never left my own town. We do not go on vacations. We never have the money.
Puppet 1: Fanny went to school for 12 years there and then she became a teacher for 11 years.
Puppet 2: she must have been an awful smart person – being blind and all.
Puppet 1: God helped Fanny. She allowed God to use her through her poetry and songs.
©Kidzministry.net Jeanne McIntosh 2004. All rights reserved. Reference used: 101 Hymn Stories by Kenneth W. Osbeck