This week, instead of preaching from Esther 1, we used used a process of Visio Divina (Latin for "divine seeing"). We invited people to imagine the scene unfold as we heard Esther 1:1-20 read for us. Each person received one piece of artwork to reflect on before joining together in discussion groups to share thoughts and questions.
Below are the images we looked at together:
Queen Vashti Deposed - Ernest Normand
Vashti - Sara Beth Baca
Vashti Refuses the King's Summons - Edwin Long
Queen Vashti - G. Cuffia
I Dance Alone by Hannah Garrity
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Pastor Melissa Yosua-Davis has been serving the community of Chebeague and its church since July 2015. She currently lives on the island with her husband and five year old son and 2 year old daughter, along with their yellow lab. Read here recent sermon excerpts, thoughts on life and faith, and current announcements for the church community. She also blogs at Going on to Perfection.