Parents, today your child heard the Bible story about Esther and how she saved her people. Mordecai raised Esther, and he understood that Esther had to use her position to help her people.
“Wherever you are right now, you are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works (Ephesians. 2:10). You have certain gifts, abilities, talents, weaknesses, sufferings, and experiences that enable you to help certain people—though it may cost you. No matter how you came to power in your company, church, or organization, it’s never too late to hear and obey God’s call.” Bethany Jenkins writes more about Esther’s story in “For Such a Time as This”: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/for-such-a-time-as-this/
We love our stuff. Over the past 50 years, the average American home has tripled in size. That would seem to handle all our stuff, yet ten percent of us also rent off-site storage! All these things simply don’t last, but they hold our attention—often at the expense at focusing on the people around us.
Take it Further: Check out the “Esther Chose Courage” section of the Bible Studies For Life: Kids Family App. Using games and activities, this FREE app allows your child to learn even more about each lesson.
Our verse listed for Thursday in our Daily Bible Reading on the One Conversation™ Page is exactly the reminder we need in today’s society. Things of the past are still relevant and important. Be encouraged today.
Does your child have a nightlight? Ask them how their nightlight makes them feel. Is it comforting? Does it give them courage? Tell them that’s how the Bible can be in their lives too.