Props:                       Floor or table lamp and flashlight.


Larry Low:                Hi kids!  Welcome back! I sure hope Marty Mountaineer finds his way here.  He does seem to get lost quite often.

Marty Mountaineer:   (Enters carrying a lamp.) Hi everyone!

Larry Low:                (Looking at Marty Mountaineer) Marty Mountaineer, what are you carrying?

Marty Mountaineer:   (He sets down the lamp; then walks around the lamp.) It is a lamp!

Larry Low:                I see it's a lamp.  But why are you carrying a lamp?

Marty Mountaineer:   It's my light. I need to see at my campsite! if I hike at night, I won't be able to see without light.  So I picked this lamp.  It has a bright light, so I'll be able to see clearly.

Larry Low:                And you plan to carry that lamp on your hike?

Marty Mountaineer:   Yes.

Larry Low:                Can you turn it on for me?

Marty Mountaineer:   Sure!  Let me see. oh, here's the switch. (Tries to turn on the lamp.  Pauses) Maybe my lightbulb has burned out.

Larry Low:                Marty Mountaineer.

Marty Mountaineer:   (Turns toward Larry)Yes.

Larry Low:                It's not your lightbulb.

Marty Mountaineer:   It's not?

Larry Low:                No.

Marty Mountaineer:   Then why won't it turn on?

Larry Low:                It's not plugged in!

Marty Mountaineer:   Well, where's a plug?

Larry Low:                Marty Mountaineer, do you have a very long extension cord?

Marty Mountaineer:   Why?

Larry Low:                You won't find electricity on mountains.  You would have to plug in the lamp at the cabin at the bottom of the mountain.  Then you would have to carry the lamp and extension cord all the way to the top!

Marty Mountaineer:   That's not going to work very well.  Do you have any ideas? I don't want to be left in a dark camp. I need a lamp for my camp!

Larry Low:                (Picking up a flashlight) I would recommend this.

Marty Mountaineer:   It's small.  Will it really work?

Larry Low:                it shines a nice bright light.  It will light your way so you can walk in the dark.

Marty Mountaineer:   Neat.  It is much easier to carry.  And it shines the light right where I need it!  It will light up my path on my hike.

Larry Low:                "A lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path."

Marty Mountaineer:   That's from the Bible!

Larry Low:                Yes, it's Psalm 119:105.  God's Word is a lamp and a light.  God's Word, the Bible, shows us the way to live.

Marty Mountaineer:   God's Word is like a compass and a flashlight!  It shows us the way to go and makes the way bright-so we don't go the wrong way in the dark!

Larry Low:                Well, Marty Mountaineer.  You have learned two important things.  First we need to know where we are going.  And we need to be able to see to get there!

Marty Mountaineer:   I need to take my lamp back home.  I'll see you all again!  Bye.

Larry Low:                I need to go too.  See you all later!  Bye.