This is some fantastic audio of my daughter repeating what she learned at a VBS camp for kids at our church. They were learning about Queen Esther.
For those that do not know the story here is a quick version. At the time the Jewish people had been driven from their land and were exiled in Persia. Esther was a jewish girl that was chosen to be the next queen of the Persian king. The king had authorized a royal decree to annihilate the Jews. Esther put her life on the line by approaching the king, who didn’t know she was a jew, to ask if the king would spare her people. The king ultimately changed his mind and Esther saved her people.
So here is my daughters take on the story. (Listen to the audio… transcript is below.)
“Esterd, um. Esterd… she, she, um, she was the queen and, um, and (A BAD GUY! [that was her sister Hayley]) and they they were gonna kill her, and then, then um, then she was… the king was thinking of a new queen, and that was Esterd. And Esterd. Um. He [the king] was going to kill all the Jupiters and she was one of the Jupiters. So, so, she went in through the door and he didn’t kill her and, all the, um, Jupiters were saved.”