Our youth choir, Allegiance, hosted 'Amelia's Got Talent' as a fund raiser for their upcoming summer mission trip. I was asked to participate and took a song from my college senior recital and a story I dreamed up early one morning and with some special slides made my presentation.
Here it goes...
Just last spring Neil and Adam had an opportunity for a pastors retreat in the Colorado mountains. (Slide of a beautiful retreat center in the Colorado mountains). Like any pastor they took advantage of the time to get away for some personal renewal and planning time for their congregation. One aspect of the retreat was to spend a day together wandering in a wilderness area to experience some likeness to the people of Israel. (A desert looking area in the mountains.) As they wandered in this wilderness they were thinking out loud of how it must have been for Moses and Aaron to be leaders of Gods chosen people. All of a sudden this big brown bear appears, rises up on its hind legs at least seven feet tall and roars at them, (a huge grizzly bear standing on all fours roaring), and then roars some more and gives them a look like it's supper time. Adam, being the experienced outdoors man whispers, "Neil, be still, you can't outrun a bear." As the big brown bear drops to all fours and begins his charge, Neil is running away and hollers back at Adam "I don't have to outrun the bear. All I have to do is outrun you."
Neil returns to the retreat center lamenting the fact of Adams encounter with the big brown bear. Before dinner, the pastors all gather together to share of their afternoon wilderness experience. Neil has no idea what he is going to tell the group, much less what he is going to tell his congregation back home. Then, lo and behold, in walks Adam and wants to be the first to tell of his wilderness experience. This is how it goes...
The Big Brown Bear by Mana-Zucca
I chanced upon a big brown bear, a gruff old bear was he
He basked content within his lair (mountain bear cave) , I looked at him he looked at me
And all he said was, woof, oh me. And all he said was, woof.
That big brown bear just hugged his lair and blinked a twinkling eye
He n'er as much as moved a hair but scared to death was trembling I (Adam that is)
When all he said was, woof, oh my, when all he said was, woof.
I doubted his sublime intent and did not stay for proof
My heels in flight were swiftly bent for I'm inclined to keep aloof
When big brown bears say, woof, oh me, oh my
Oh my, oh me, oh my, when big brown bears say, woof.