I am Beautiful, I am Elegant in the Eyes of My Father
Urban Dictionary: Someone who is poised and mature who carries themselves with an air of confidence and sophistication
I chose the Urban Dictionary for the definition of elegance because it most closely resembled my feelings about the word “elegant”.
We don’t have to look far in the Bible to find Women who I believe could be described as elegant. At least the way I picture them in my minds eye when it comes to elegance. With Esther facing so much competition, one would have to think that she carried herself in an elegant manner.
According to Angelce of the Proverbs 31 Women in Progress Blog,
Esther embodies physical and moral elegance. She encourages us to look for elegance in everything we do. First, have an elegant mind because it will reflect on the outside. Then, put on your royal garments!
I love the way she puts that, Esther embodies physical and moral elegance. I definitely picture Queen Esther as someone who is poised and mature who carries themselves with an air of confidence and sophistication.
Here is the account
15 When the turn came for Esther (the young woman Mordecai had adopted, the daughter of his uncle Abihail) to go to the king, she asked for nothing other than what Hegai, the king’s eunuch who was in charge of the harem, suggested. And Esther won the favor of everyone who saw her. 16 She was taken to King Xerxes in the royal residence in the tenth month, the month of Tebeth, in the seventh year of his reign.
17 Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. 18 And the king gave a great banquet, Esther’s banquet, for all his nobles and officials. He proclaimed a holiday throughout the provinces and distributed gifts with royal liberality.
When it came time for Esther to go to the King she was given the choice to take anything with her, but she chose only to take those things suggested by the eunuch, Hegai. An elegant woman, like Esther was wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove. She understood that the way she carried herself as well as her character would cause her to be distinguished. We can see that her endeavors were met with great success because the next verse tell us, “Now the king was attracted to Esther more that to any of the other women.
Father, God. I think you that even in times of uncertainty we are anointed to walk as with the integrity, and character that could be described as elegant. I thank you Lord that as with Esther, your scepter of favor is always extended to us. We come before you reverently seeking help for our friends and our people. You never fail us.