God Feeds His People in the Sinai Desert

God Feeds His People in the Sinai Desert

Based on Exodus 16 ? 17 & Numbers 20

 POY! SKIT GUIDELINES:

  • In a small group, participants might simply read their lines, or glance at their lines to get the idea so they can speak in their own words.
  • Most POY! skits require no practice in advance.
  • Have any small children play a brief part. Most scripts have an optional part for children, listed last under Participants.
  • Most scripts have a Narrator who should read the script beforehand to see how to keep moving the story along.
  • It is not necessary to employ costumes and objects, unless the skit recommends such.
  • It is not required to have an audience watch the skit. All present may participate.
  • Scripture and paraphrases, if any, usually appear in bold.

PARTICIPANTS:

Aaron (also serves as Narrator)
Moses
Grumbler

Prompter (Optional). Prompter shouts a brief line and Companions repeat it.
Companions (Optional): children and all adults who want to take part. Make sure Companions know who the Prompter is, and that they are to repeat Prompter’s words.

 

SCRIPT:

Aaron

After escaping from slavery in Egypt, we Israelites make camp in a desert near Mt. Sinai. Some of our men begin to grumble at my brother Moses and me.

Grumbler

Moses and Aaron, you brought us out here to starve! We would have been better off dying back in Egypt; at least we had our fill of meat and bread there. You have dragged us out into this wilderness to die. I am hungry!

Prompter &
Companions

I am hungry! I am hungry!

Aaron

Suddenly Moses looks up. He hears God speaking to him!

Voice

Moses, I hear my people grumbling. I will test them, to see if they will walk in My ways. So tell them this: I will rain bread from heaven for you; everyone must gather a day’s portion every morning.

Moses

Sons of Israel, in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, for He hears your complaints. Your grumblings are not against Aaron and me, but against the Lord Himself.

Voice

Moses, at twilight the people shall eat meat, and in the morning they shall be filled with bread. They shall know that I am the Lord their God.

Aaron

It happens as God told Moses. At evening quails come up and cover the camp, and in the morning, there are fine flakes of food lying on the ground.

Grumbler

What’s that stuff? Hey! It’s tasty! It looks like coriander, and tastes like honey.

Moses

The Lord has given you bread; it is called manna from heaven.

Prompter &
Companions

Manna from heaven! Manna from heaven!

 

Aaron

Moses again hears the voice of God.

Voice

Have every man gather as much as he should eat, but only enough for one day.
On the sixth day, bring in twice as much, so as not to gather on the Sabbath.

Aaron

Now this is interesting! Those who gather much have no excess, and those who gather little have no lack.

Oh, oh! Some disobey, and store up manna for the next day; it breeds worms and stinks. However, that which is left over for the Sabbath does not spoil and has no worms.

Grumbler

Aaron, I went out to get manna this morning but found none! What’s happening?

Aaron

It is the Sabbath. God told you yesterday to gather enough for today

Voice

How long will the people refuse to keep My commandments?

Aaron

Soon after, the people quarrel with Moses again.

Grumbler

Give us water, lest we die of thirst.

Moses

Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the Lord?

Grumbler

Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to murder us and our livestock with thirst?

Moses

Oh, Lord in heaven, what shall I do with this people? They are about to stone me to death!

Voice

Moses, take up your staff with which you parted the Nile river. You shall strike the rock at Horeb, and water will come out of it, for the people to drink.

Aaron

Moses does so in the sight of the elders of Israel, and water gushes forth.

Moses

Is the Lord among us, or not? Praise Him for giving you water.

Prompter &
Companions

We praise you, Lord!

DISCUSS:

 Jesus called His flesh the bread of life. In what ways does Jesus’ flesh compare to the Israelites’ manna?

 

 

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