Blog: Pearls of Wisdom
Today's Topic: Facing my Fears
I received word from my cousin Mordecai that Hammon is planning to kill all the Jews throughout the territory of king Xerxes. He even sent me a copy of the edict that was sent out with the King's approval to all the provinces, all 127 of them. Why would the king allow such a thing? Just now Mordecai sent me another message telling me to go to the king and to ask for his help. But Mordecai doesn't understand! Everyone knows that if someone approaches the king without being summoned, it means their death. Unless of course, the king extends his royal scepter to the person. I haven't been summoned for 30 days. Now Mordecai is saying that “Perhaps you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this.” I feel deeply conflicted. Maybe he's right, cousin Mordecai. Maybe God put me here as queen to save my people. But I am afraid! One thing I do know is that there is no way that I can save my people or approach the king, even if he is my husband, without God's help and favor. I will tell Mordecai to have all of the Jewish people in Susa pray and fast with my servants and me for three days. Then I will appear before the king. And if I perish, I perish.
Friends, thankfully Esther did not perish but God granted her favor with the king, which eventually led to Esther and Mordecai saving their people! Each of us needs a Mordecai in our lives to help us see God's plan for us. May we each be a Mordecai, helping those around us to see God at work in their lives.
I invite you to join us this coming Saturday as we hear from the seniors of the class of 2023 share about what God is doing in their lives.
God has given us His grace in His Son Jesus for such a time as this!