Sunday, March 8, 2015

Sacred Sabbath: The Courage of Esther


Queen Esther has been an inspiration of courage, faith, and love to thousands of women throughout the centuries. She, with the help of her people, fasted and prayed that as she risked her life by coming before the king without summons, that all would be well - that her people's lives would be spared.

We, as women of God, have the same potential for good in our lives. We can be courageous in our families, in our chosen occupations, in the world at large.

I hope you enjoy this video of three women who had the courage to face their own troubling situations as Esther did hers.

"You will probably not be called upon to put your life on the line, as did Esther, for that which you believe. You will, however, most likely find yourself in situations where great courage will be required as you stand firm for truth and righteousness.

Again, my dear young sisters, although there have always been challenges in the world, many of those which you face are unique to this time. But you are some of our Heavenly Father’s strongest children, and He has saved you to come to the earth “for such a time as this.” 20 With His help, you will have the courage to face whatever comes. Though the world may at times appear dark, you have the light of the gospel, which will be as a beacon to guide your way.

My earnest prayer is that you will have the courage required to refrain from judging others, the courage to be chaste and virtuous, and the courage to stand firm for truth and righteousness. As you do so, you will be “an example of the believers,” 21 and your life will be filled with love and peace and joy." ~ Thomas S. Monson

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  1. Great post! Was this timed to (roughly) coincide with Purim? My family and I are LDS, but just got back from the Purim Spiel at my daughter's best friend's synagogue. Now I need to go back and re-read the story of Esther!

  2. Very encouraging words! Thanks so much for sharing your post at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

  3. Thank you for sharing this very encouraging post! Life can sometimes leave me feeling like my courage supply is almost run out, and then I fall into the arms of Christ, and He strengthens me for yet another day. My favorite quote:

    We, as women of God, have the same potential for good in our lives. We can be courageous in our families, in our chosen occupations, in the world at large.

  4. Thanks, Letetia! You leave the nicest comments.

  5. Thank you for stopping by and sharing this great post at Good Morning Mondays. Thank you for the encouragement to be virtuous. Blessings

  6. Thanks for coming by my blog & sharing on our weekly link up party. Enjoyed seeing your lasagna soup recipe, and checking out your blog :)

    Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough

  7. Such a great reminder and encouragement! I love Esther, she has always been one of my heroes in the Bible. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Miranda! Isn't she wonderful? Someday I'll be able to tell her in person, I hope!