Characters: Gatekeeper, Mrs. Olson ( An older woman), John
The scene opens at Heaven's Gate
Gatekeeper: Next, Next, Please keep the line moving.
Mrs. Olson: I think that I am next.
Gatekeeper: Name Please. (Opens Large Book)
Mrs. Olson: Charlotte Olson. I'm probably not in that big
book. I would imagine that just the
important Christians like Paul, Barnabas, or Fanny J. Crosby are in
that big book. I'd be in the book for the people that loved and
served the Lord but didn't really do anything real important.
Gatekeeper: There isn't any Charlotte Olson listed. Did you
ever have another name?
Mrs. Olson: Well my name before I was married was Smithton,
Gatekeeper: Did you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior
as an adult or a child?
Mrs. Olson: I was a child. I remember the day as
though it happened yesterday. I was in the
Junior girls Sunday School Class. Mrs. Thomas was our teacher.
She had this lesson on sin.
She used a black heart and a white heart and said that Jesus could
change our black heart of sin
to a heart that was white as snow. I wanted that white Sinless
heart so I asked Jesus into my heart to be my Savior. It was the
best thing that I'd ever done.
Gatekeeper: Most people that accept Christ as their
Savior do it before they are 12 years old.
Only a small percentage of adults accept Jesus. That is why it
is so important to teach the children. Your name is in the Book
Of Life so go on into Heaven.
Gate opens and Mrs. Olson walks through. She stands there a
moment looking around.
Young Man: Mrs. Olson, Mrs. Olson!
Mrs. Olson: Are you speaking to me young man?
Young Man: Don't you remember me?
Mrs. Olson: No, I'm afraid that I don't.
Young Man: I am Joe Jones.
Mrs. Olson: You mean you are little Joey Jones?!
Young Man: Yes, but I've grown up quite a bit. Mrs.
Olson, you look surprised to see me.
Mrs. Olson: I don't mean to offend you, but I wasn't sure that
I would see you here in heaven. I did pray for you but I wasn't sure
that my teaching ever reached you.
Young Man: I know that I was the terror of 4th grade. But your
love reached me. You never lost your
patience with me. You made sure to include me in all the
projects and class discussions. Even though I
looked like I wasn't listening, Christ's words got through.
Later in my life I got in trouble. I ended
up in prison. I had a lot of time to think and I heard you
telling the fourth grade class how much
Jesus loved us. I remembered you saying that Jesus loved us so
much that he died for us to provide us a
way to heaven. I found the prison minister and gave my life to
Jesus. When I was released from prison, I started working with
kids that were like me.
Mrs. Olson: You mean just by my teaching Sunday School, You are
Young Man: Yes! It made that much of a difference in my
(Stage goes dark. Play the Ray Boltz song, "Thank You"
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