Thursday, July 20         

Written Edict Stops Jewish Calamity             

Esther 8:7-10 NRSV

The king’s secretaries were summoned at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day; and an edict was written, according to all that Mordecai commanded, to the Jews and to the satraps and the governors and the officials of the provinces from India to Ethiopia, one hundred twenty-seven provinces, to every province in its own script and to every people in its own language, and also to the Jews in their script and their language. (Esther 8:9)

Esther was a strong and brave woman. Can you think of a time when you had to be brave in order to support a friend or family member?