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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Last weeks lesson

Hi again..

Lesson: It's story time !!
The story of Esther
King Xerxes had one massive rave – 6 months long. Then he had another bash for a whole week in his palace.
One bash for the guys, one bash for the ladies.
After he had got a bit sloshed, he ordered the queen to 'come do a fashion parade for us ouks here !!'
Queen Vashti tuned the king “you and your drunken buddies can get lost!” - so the king kicked her out.
Esther, the Jewess, was very pretty and had a good figure.
Her and Mordecai were brought from Jerusalem when it was captured by Nebuchadnezzar
She stayed with her cousin, Mordecai, because her parents were dead. He was older, and treated her as his daughter.
The government officials came round and took pretty girls away to the kings beauty pageant. Esther went.
She didn't say she was Jewish. The Eunuch in charge of the harem liked Esther. 6 + 6 months of beauty treatment..
The king smaaked Esther the most – she was the hottest hottie in his harem – so she became an instant queen.
Mordecai got a job in the palace. He heard guys plotting kingies death, reported it and saved the kings life.
About 4 years later, Haman is made prime minister.
Mordecai wouldn't bow to him. Haman flipped his bean. Decided to kill all the jews in the whole massive country.
Got the king to agree to totally exterminate these troublesome people. King gave him his royal seal to do so.
Haman sends messages to whole empire telling all citizens to kill the jews on 13 th January
Mordecai asks Esther to help. Esther says that if she appears before the king she can be put to death.
Esther tells him and all jews to fast and pray for 3 days.
She goes to the king. He lets her live. She organises a dinner with king and Haman.
That night the king cant sleep. He tells his servants to read the records of the empire. They read about Mordecai saving the kings life.
The king decides to honour Mordecai. So he gets who? to lead Mordecai through the streets shouting his praises? HAMAN!! Haman is now really mad...
Haman builds a 22 metre high gallows to hang Mordecai on.
At the second dinner, Esther tells the king that Haman is trying to kill her and her whole race.
The king freaks out. Hamans head is covered. He is hung on the same gallows he built for Mordecai.
The king allows the Jews to fight back. He gives Esther all of Hamans property.
They use the opportunity to get rid of all their enemies in the land!! All Hamans 10 sons are also hung on the gallows he built for Mordecai.
Mordecai was promoted to a very high position, and clothed in royal clothes, and given a gold crown.
When the 13th January came, the jews killed 75,000 of their enemies, with the kings blessing !! THERE WAS NO LOOTING.
The Jews now always celebrate the festival of Purim to remember this event.
When disaster strikes, do God's will. We have to stand up and do what is right, even when it seems to be a small, trivial thing.
Esther showed extreme bravery
I wanna be like her..

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