When a bad decree was issued against the Jews in the days of King Ahasuerus, the Jews including Mordecai went into great mourning. It was a great moment of distress when a whole remnant of Israel was bound to be destroyed under the most powerful empire in the world.
Queen Esther (a Jew and a wife of King Ahasuerus) having heard of this sent royal garments to Mordecai (her uncle) to clothe himself and stop crying.
Palliative measure was her first response – not finding out what happened. She wanted to deal with the symptoms rather than the cause…click the heading to continue reading