Have you ever found yourself in the role of peacemaker or diplomat trying to make amends for the rude or angry behaviour of someone else? That’s the position Abigail was in.
Her boorish husband Nabal had insulted David, the future king of Israel. David was so angry with Nabal he was going to kill him. Abigail, Nabal’s wife, intervened bringing David a pile of presents and asking him to please forgive her husband’s impolite and insulting behavior. David was so impressed with Abigail he did as she requested.
Abigail’s story is much more complex than the summary I’ve given here but she was an intelligent, strong woman who got between two men acting foolishly and rashly and made them calm down. Abigail was a peacemaker whose actions can be a role model not only for kids but for me too.