Read Esther 2
- What’s happening in the narrative?
- How do you feel about what’s happening in this chapter – so different than our culture!
- Do you see God at work anywhere?
Esther has known pain – she’s an orphan being raised by her cousin and then uprooted to the King’s palace. Pain, it seems to me, can soften us to see the Lord at work, or harden us as we get angry.
- How have you responded to pain in your life to this point?