For Such a Time as This

Program length: Characters only: 60 minutes (with Rahab)  30 minutes (without Rahab);  Anita's testimony:  add 30 minutes


Queen Esther
Lot's Wife


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.