Esther 7:1-8 - God's Plan Revealed
Using a handful of dirty pennies, one for each child, we showed how when you put them in vinegar and salt, the pennies true face is revealed.
Today we taught about how God used Esther to reveal to the king, evil Haman’s plotted to kill all of the Jews, to destroy God’s people. The enemy (devil) wanted to get rid of the Jews, using Haman, so that Jesus would never be born, to save man-kind. God watches over, is faithful to, and cares for His people. We helped the kids to see that God has revealed His plan to save us from our sin’s also, by sending Jesus to die on the cross, His blood covering our sins, raising from the dead, and turning to Jesus as their Lord and Master.
Esther 7:3 Then Queen Esther answered and said, “If I have found favor in your sight, O king, and if it pleases the king, let my life be given me at my petition, and my people at my request
We played a game, tossing a ball to each other and repeating the verse in parts, over and over.
Just like God had a plan, and in obedience Mordecai and Esther did their part, then in God’s perfect timing, all was revealed. We took the children on a journey with obstacles, zig zagging around obstacles, and through different rooms, until we arrived at our destination. There the reason for the journey, the plan was revealed. The children each received a bag of animal crackers.