Today's reading: Esther 2:1-18
And so the journey begins for Esther as we move into Esther 2. King Ahasuerus is now in search of a new queen, and as a result of the king's order, a very young Esther is taken into the king's harem as part of the selection process. Every time I read this account, I cringe. It's hard to imagine being thrust into such a situation. But each time I read it, I'm also struck by the extraordinary way Esther (who was likely in her early teens) handled herself in a foreign environment and incredibly difficult situation. There are quite a number of lessons we can learn from this God-fearing young lady.
What did you notice about Esther-appearance, status, family situation, virtues, attitude, character—from this passage? What's one lesson that stood out to you from Esther's example about coping with and responding to unexpected and difficult circumstances? Tami
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