Powered by 4 - May 15, 2012

 

Responding Well

today's reading.
Esther 2    After these things, when the anger of King Ahasuerus had abated, he remembered Vashti and what she had done and what had been decreed against her...

the blog.
Esther is literally taken from her uncle and caregiver, Mordecai, and made part of the king's harem. Now at first read, that may sound intriguing and like some dramatic scene from a movie, but this isn't fiction. It's a true account of Esther's life. So think about Esther and what she was experiencing. We're told that she was a "young woman." Now I'm guessing a young woman at this point in history was probably a teenager. Just imagine how frightened she had to have been as she went through these events. Yet, Esther handles herself marvelously. We're told she had "found favor" in the eyes of her caretaker in the king's palace (vs. 9) and a little later that she "was winning favor in the eyes of all who saw her" (vs. 15).

What did you learn from Esther's example about responding to unexpected and perhaps unwanted events? What else did you learn from Esther today? Tami W.

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