Only about two girls showed up the first day, three the next day. We didn't even have to read the story of Esther. These girls were teaching me. They knew so much about her life. They related to Esther and I didn't realize why at first until Theresa wrote a poem (to be posted soon) about how much she admired Queen Esther. Esther was an orphan. All three of these girls featured in these impromptu plays are orphaned to at least one parent. They also know what it is like to carry the burden of your people on their shoulders.
Being reminded of all that Esther did for her people is great encouragement for all of us. Great things will take place when we actively wait. Esther gave the burden to her God but she didn't just sit back and twiddle her thumbs. She fasted and prayed and even encouraged the people to fast and pray. She stepped out boldly with great confidence by going into the King. The first Queen could have been killed because she refused to come with she was called by the King and now Esther was going into the King without being called. That is some faith. She loved her people so much that she was willing to risk her own life so that they could have life.
My girls learned a great deal from the story of Queen Esther. They learned to have courage in the face of opposition!