Monday, May 9, 2016

Omer 2016 Day 17: Abishag


Day 17: Tiferet in Tiferet, Beauty in Compassion

"They found Abishag the Shunammite and brought her to the king. The girl was exceedingly beautiful. She became the king's attendant and waited upon him, but the king was not intimate with her." (1 Kings 1:3-4)
In his old age, King David could not keep warm under any amount of blankets and his advisers, fearing his death from the cold, found a woman to warm him. Her beauty is noted, but it is her compassion and companionship that keeps David going. Abishag is a reminder to us all that compassion for others is an expression of beauty.