queen estherI have always loved the Bible stories of queen Esther. How she was a sad orphan girl until her uncle took her in and changed her name from Hadahsa to Esther, which means “star”.

It is amazing how she was then chosen because of her beauty to pass before the king as a potential wife. She was chosen although I think it was not only her outward beauty but her inward beauty and because Jesus had a special plan for her.

She was willing to die because she loved her people. If you have not read the story you should, it is one of my favorites.