Today's reading: Esther 2:1-18
As we move into Esther 2, we finally get to meet our leading lady--Esther. King Ahasuerus is now in search of a new queen, and as a result of the king's order, a young Esther is taken into the king's harem as part of the selection process. It's hard to imagine being thrust into such a situation. Each time I read this account I cringe. But at the same time, I'm struck by the extraordinary way Esther (who was likely in her early teens) handled herself in a foreign environment that had to be scary, lonely and difficult. 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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