Monday, June 23, 2014

Daughters of the King

To help the girls understand their divine nature and potential, we have a girls only evening, where they learn how to be a 'true princess', as they are daughter of a Heavenly King- their Heavenly Father. Each night we focus on a woman who exemplifies what it means to be a true daughter of God.

For our first princess night we read the book 'Daughter of the King by Rachel Nunes. I is a beautiful story about a girl who spends her life living like the daughter of the king that she is, so that when her life here on earth is over, she is able to stand in the presence of her Heavenly Father. This is a real treasure and a book we will read over and over again with our girls. For their activity, the girls 

Tonight we learnt about Queen Esther. She was a true princess because she was beautiful and virtuous. She was a righteous leader. She prayed and fasted in a great time of need to petition the Lord to save her and her people. She demonstrated great courage and selflessness by entering the Kings presence without his permission.

Her uncle Mordecai advised her “Think not with thyself that though shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews. For if though altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

In her own words, she said “I will go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.” (Esther 4:15). What amazing strength, trust, courage and integrity she demonstrated. I love Queen Esther. She was a true princess. We can be like her too!

Tonight Annamaria earned a jewel or her princess crown. During the week she had gone on a hike with Daddy and the other children. They had gone late in the evening and as they were finishing Ella became cold. Annamaria showed kindness to her little sister by giving up her jacket so she could get warm. Kindness is the mark of a true princess. Well done Annamaria. We love you for having such a kind heart.

Ella also earned a jewel for her crown. This evening when she had been in the bath she had thrown a large bottle of shampoo which accidentally hit Annamaria in the eye and made her cry. Ella was truly sorrowful at having hurt her sister. She cuddled her to comfort her and even tickled her to try and make her laugh.

When Annamaria went to bed, she thanked Heavenly Father she could learn about the courage of Queen Esther. It was a beautiful heartfelt prayer. I am so blessed to have daughters who are learning and internalising the gospel and understanding who they truly are and who God wants them to become.