For Such a Time as This
Program length: Characters only: 60 minutes (with Rahab) 30 minutes (without Rahab); Anita's testimony: add 30 minutes
Anita's Personal Testimony *
It's not often a queen comes to visit, but Esther has an urgent message for us. A poor orphan girl, she was plucked from obscurity and placed in a position of importance in a palace. That sounded like every girl's dream come true, until she discovered that she faced a life-or-death decision: speak up for her people and possibly lose her life or be silent and watch them lose theirs.
Lot's on the move - angels have warned him to leave Sodom and he takes heed. Lot's wife is another matter - she wants to hold on to the comfortable, the familiar, the past.
A "working" girl who runs an Inn in Jericho is visited by two strangers. There is a choice to be made, and she has to make it fast - continue to place her trust for her future in her valuable crimson cord, or risk her life, and trust the God of the two strangers. Rahab made a decision that changed the course of her life forever.
We all face crossroads, where we must make difficult decisions. These women give great examples for us today.
For Such a Time as This (without Rahab or Testimony) is often chosen for Sunday morning worship . It's appropriate for all ages.
* Anita always includes her personal testimony for single performances. At retreats, she will give her testimony at the end of one of the selected programs. A second piece, "Lessons Along the Way" (10 minutes) is available for repeat clients and retreats. In addition, 10-15 minute "Reflections on the Women" are available for most programs performed in a retreat setting.