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Thought for the Week: Esther 8:1-2

by admin on July 7, 2013 in Faith, Thought for the Week with No Comments

“On that day King Ahasueres gave to Queen Esther the house of Haman, the enemy of the Jews; and Mordecai came before the king, for Esther had told what he was to her. Then the king took off his signet ring, which he had taken from Haman, and gave it to Mordecai. So Esther set Mordecai over the house of Haman”(Esther 8:1-2).

Life doesn’t always go according to plan.  Esther was forced to marry the very king who (under poor counsel) decreed that her people would be killed.  The only person who truly knew her and loved her was her uncle, Mordecai, who became the object of wrath to the one, Haman, who counseled the king to kill Esther’s people.  This was not the ideal life by any means.

But Esther and Mordecai were both faithful to God, and despite harrowing circumstances, God redeemed the situation.  He even reversed the power play so that the very one who was set to destroy (Haman) was the one who was destroyed, and the very one who was the object of punishment (Mordecai) became the one in power over his destroyer’s house.  And God used Esther to influence the king to save her people.  God vindicated His faithful children.

No matter the turmoil in our lives, God is greater.  No matter the conundrum, God is wiser.  No matter the atrocity, God is just.  We have a narrow picture of God’s overarching plan.  What seeming disaster are you facing today?  What family drama is plaguing your engagement?  What fears do you have about your role in others’ lives?  Petition the Lord and be faithful to Him; watch what He will do.

Holy God, You are all-powerful.  With You, I have nothing to fear.  You are my conqueror and redeemer.  You know the cries of my heart and the injustice around me.  Overwhelm my heart and circumstances with Your justice so that I may rest in You despite the fear and turmoil in my heart.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Lindsay

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