Song: “Doxology” by Thomas Ken
Puppet 1: Did you know that Danny is adopted?
Puppet 2: You serious? He looks just like his dad. How did you find that out?
Puppet 1: Some of us guys were just talking after basketball practice and Danny mentioned that he had to go home right after school. Some of us guys were going over to McDonalds for some ice cream afterwards. We wanted Danny to go along, but he said that his mom wanted him home to do some chores.
Puppet 2: So? How did you find out he was adopted?
Puppet 1: Give me a chance to get to that part. My….. you are impatient today.
Puppet 2: Ok, Ok.
Puppet 1: Terri said that he thought Danny’s mom was too hard on him. He then told Danny that if he lived with a foster mom like he did, he wouldn’t have anything to worry about. His mom didn’t even know where he was most of the time. Danny then went on to tell us that he was adopted. It got kind of real quiet for a minute.
Puppet 2: You don’t say. At least he had a mom and dad. I know someone who was left as an orphan as a young child.
Puppet 1: How sad! You mean his parent didn’t want him at all?
Puppet 2: Nope, or either they died when he was young.
Puppet 1: Who took care of the kid?
Puppet 2: His sister and her husband. His name was Thomas. He was born in England.
Puppet 1: That is a long ways away from here. What happened to him?
Puppet 2: Well, he went to school and then on to college. He became a minister. You know someone who preachers at church.
Puppet 1: Oh, I like my pastor at church. He is nice to us. He comes and sees me every week if I miss church. He does not like me to miss church. So I try to go every Sunday.
Puppet 2: I think that I will have perfect attendance this month. I had to miss last month one week because I had the Chicken Pox.
Puppet 1: Yuck! I remember when I had the Chicken Pox. I scratched for days. My skin was so red that my mom told me I was going to scratch my skin off if I wasn’t careful. Oh boy, did that itch. Yikes! I am itching right now! Help!
Puppet 2: You are always itching if anyone else does. Maybe you just think that in your head.
Puppet 1: Oh, back to Thomas Ken --- he decided to write songs.
Puppet 2: What did he write?
Puppet 1: He wrote the song that we sing every week on Sunday morning before we go home – The Doxology. Have you every heard of that one?
Puppet 2: I think so. I think it goes like this, Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Sing it with me.
Both Puppets: Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise him above ye heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Sing it with me.
Puppet 1: Thomas Ken wrote many hymns. He wanted other Christians to be able to express themselves when they sang the songs.
Puppet 2: At our church the people express themselves in different ways.
Puppet 1: How is that?
Puppet 2: They raise their hands up to God. They pray to God and they sing to God.
Puppet 1: Thomas also wrote a book of Prayers. When he was a teacher he had his students sing songs that he had written as part of their devotions each day.
Puppet 2: What are devotions?
Puppet 1: That is when you take time each day to talk to God and read the Bible.
Puppet 2: Oh, I see.
Puppet 1: Tomas was a godly man. Many people though that he was a very good man.
Puppet 2: I hope someday that people say that about me. I guess I’d
better get started now on serving Jesus!
©Kidzministry.net Jeanne McIntosh 2004. All rights reserved. Reference used: 101 Hymn Stories by Kenneth W. Osbeck