Apples of Gold
Radio Script for October 29, 2010
“Phil’s Pretty Wife”
Hello, I’m Doug Apple…with Apples of Gold.
Gather ‘round children and you shall hear,
A horrible tale from a distant year.
(begin spooky music)
Our story starts with a pretty wife,
And her handsome husband Phil.
But Philip’s brother wasn’t so nice,
In his mansion on a hill.
He had a wife to call his own,
But he liked Phil’s wife better.
And so began his evil plan,
To swoop right in and get her.
First he dumped his own dear wife,
And sent her back to Daddy.
And then he married Philip’s wife,
And here’s where things get catty.
You cannot marry someone’s wife,
It’s wrong, so plain and clear.
But he’s a ruler, almost king,
The people lived in fear.
You dare not speak and tell the man,
That what he did was sin.
Why, he could wave one single hand,
And have your head beat in.
But wait; now look, here comes a man,
He’s speaking wild things.
The ruler’s squirming on his throne,
The prophet’s message rings.
It really rings in wifey’s head,
She really takes offense.
How dare he speak that way to her?
But John grew more intense.
The prophet, John the Baptist said,
“You broke the law,” and more.
They sent him off to prison,
Where they couldn’t hear him roar.
But that was not enough for
Herod’s wife Herodias.
She drew up a dour plan,
‘Twas truly odious.
Her husband Herod’s birthday
Came and everyone was there.
His wife brought out her daughter,
And she danced with beauty rare.
It blew away old Herod
And his cronies at the bash.
So he promised her great promises,
And she had one to ask.
A favor for her mother, see,
A very vengeful matter.
She wanted something that was John’s,
His head upon a platter.
So Herod kept his promise,
And the prophet John was killed.
And he went off to his reward,
But Herod lived in guilt.
He had his wife,
He had his plans to be a king one day.
But Emperor Caligula
Saw things a different way.
Old Herod soon was banished,
Sent away and then he died.
And now they both are dead and
Living on the other side.
Now John’s life sounds more spooky,
Having lost his head and all.
But I would rather speak the truth,
And stand there brave and tall.
The moral of this tale is
To never shrink in fear,
But speak the truth and do what’s right,
And now I’m outta here.
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May God bless you today! With Apples of Gold…I’m Doug Apple.
© 2010 The Arrow’s Tip
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Why “The Arrow’s Tip”? Each morning, after diligently seeking the Lord, I write Apples of Gold. Then before I release it to the public I pray one final prayer, “Lord, send forth your arrows.” I envision Apples of Gold as arrows, tips dipped in the river of the water of life that flows from the throne of God (Rev. 22:1), sailing toward the hearts and minds of men and women around the world.
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