This weekend our story in Kids’ Branch was about Queen Esther, (my daughter’s favorite . . . ). Esther was placed by God “for such a time as this” in the king’s palace to stand up for her people. Esther had courage to do the right thing, even though she was all alone. And by placing herself at risk, she saved the lives of countless others. What a great example.
Read the Book of Esther. Especially chapters 2,3, 5, and 7. Because of Esther, the Jews were saved, Mordecai was honored, and Haman received justice. It’s an amazing story that hinges on the courage of a young girl who was not afraid to confront a powerful king.
Key Verse: “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
Discuss with your kids a time you stood up for what was right -- or a time you wish you had, and didn’t. I was reading this week how we learn through the use of story -- your kids will devour every story you have about yourself making moral choices, and those stories will have a lasting impact on them. Share yourself with them -- your good choices and your bad.
Pray for your kids. That they would recognize that they have a role and a purpose in God’s kingdom, and, who knows? Maybe they will find themselves one day raised up “for such a time as this . . . .”
See you at The Branch,
Posted on Mon, April 4, 2011
by Tim Scott