January 5

The Story of Esther, Part 2

Jeremiah 29:11

Esther's friends beg her to consider competing to become queen. If she doesn't, they say, the wicked Mahnoosh may win the crown and everyone in the harem will suffer. Esther realizes that God may have placed her in the palace for this very reason. But God's plan for Esther extends far beyond reigning beside the king. When Esther learns that the evil prince Haman is plotting to kill Mordecai and all of the Jews, she must decide if she will risk her own life to save her people.