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BEAUTIFUL QUEEN ESTHER
There was once a beautiful girl named Esther. When her father and mother died, Esther's cousin Mordecai brought her up. She always honoured and obeyed him. They were both Jewish.
Later the king held a huge Banquet for princes from all over the world. He asked the queen to come and show her beauty but she refused. Then the king took her crown and she was no longer queen.
A search was made for a new queen. The king chose Esther as his wife. She did not tell the king that she Is Jewish as her cousin had told her not to.
Mordecai, One day overheard two people planning to kill the king. Mordecai sent a warning to the king. They were both hanged, and Mordecai's name was written in the record book.
Second in command to the king was a rich man called Haman. Everybody bowed when Haman passed by. Except one man, which is Mordecai. Who worship only the living God.
Haman hated Mordecai so much he decided to kill him and all the Jews in Persia. He tricked the king into signing a law that at a certain time every Jew in the kingdom would be killed.
It was a terrible law. All Jews prayed and fasted for 3 days. But remember God had made Esther queen. And she is Jewish, would she keep he secret from the king? Or, would she risk death to try and save her people?
God gave Esther a clever idea. She invited the king and Haman to a banquet. There the king promised her anything she asked.
That night the king couldn't sleep. Reading the court records he saw that Mordecai had never been rewarded for saving his life.
Next morning, the king asked Haman, "What shall be done for the man the king delights to honour? " Haman was delighted. He thought the king meant him.
Haman said: "Dress the man in the king's robe and crown. " And Sit him on the king' horse and he will be Driven Across the City.
Pointing to Haman, in the party. Esther told the king all about Haman's wicked plot. "Hang him!" the king said. He was hanged in the same place, he was arranging for Mordecai.
Then the king passed another law allowing the Jews to defend themselves. They were saved! Mordecai became second in command to the king.
And all the Jews rejoiced and gave gifts t one another. Even today, Jewish people remember how God saved them through beautiful Queen Esther.
Can God use you to do his will? What's God's will for us? God's will is that all the people know him so they can be saved. Then we can go to heaven as he is waiting for us all to be with him there? And also he wants us to be his disciples so we can let all the people know God too.
Why I have to do God's will? Because we are the light of this world, we have to shine and let all the people know about God. What does it take to do God's will? It takes courage to step out of your comfort, you don't have to be mother Teresa , but look around everyone of us has talent, ability or gifts. We need to use them to serve God. There are plenty of opportunities to be used. To help someone or make someone else's life a bit easier. Examples St. Paul: God spread his word to all nations Esther: she was able to save all the Jews because she was doing Gods will.
How I can know that this is God's will? By prayer, we can ask God in our prayer to give us wisdom to know his will and he will answer our prayer, and the Holy Spirit will guide us. By the bible, as the word of God is like a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Can we ask someone to help us? Yes, we can ask the advice of our parents, Abona or our Sunday School teacher. God instructions to do his will: 1 -to repent. 2 -to confess. 3 -to take communion. 4 -give thanks for all things. 5 -not to be conformed to this world and its ways. 6 -obey our parents. 7 -live a pure sanctified life. 8 -do not worry about life. 9 -study the word of God. 10 - be a good example (light to this world).