Advancing in age, in a smooth and attractive manner.

“Her beauty, which transcended time, was shielded with her thick, white tresses like clouds cresting the mountain peaks. Her beauty was such that only the heavens could give, for the turbulent years had not drained her fountain of youth… She recalled the years gone by, the torture of hopelessness she had felt as a child, the relief of religious tolerance in her youth, and as a woman, the unexpected and inexplicable joy of falling in love…”(Excerpt- From an Orphan to a Queen: Esther).

“For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.” – Proverbs 3:2

As we commit to God and all He has commanded of us, despite all that life throws our way, we can hold on to His word that He would bestow upon us; long life, length of days, and a good measure of peace so we can fulfill our life’s purpose. Esther’s harrowing experiences did not leave her damaged. Her mind was intact. She aged gracefully, standing steadfast and holding her own in every facet of life.

What inspired me to think along this line in developing the story? Remember the Israelites while in the wilderness?

“And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon.” (Deut: 29:5).

“He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.” (Psalm 105:37).