Day 18 – A Bridge to the King

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Unwrapping the Greatest Gift Advent Devotional by Ann Voskamp

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Today’s reading: 
Esther 4:10-16
Esther said: “All the king’s officials and even the people in the provinces know that anyone who appears before the king in his inner court without being invited is doomed to die unless the king holds out his gold scepter. And the king has not called for me to come to him for thirty days.” … Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for such a time as this?” The Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the laws, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.”
Thoughts to Discuss: 
  • Do you think Esther was brave? Why or why not?
  • Do you think you need to be brave to share the greatest Gift with other people? Why or why not?
  • Think of a creative way you can tell others that God loves them. Be brave, just like Esther!