shamrock-wallpaper-for-pc_1152x864_7735331Happy Purim! As Jews all over the world celebrate this holiday that commerates the selfless actions of Queen Esther from the Old Testament and the deliverance of her people from the evil destructive plot of Haman, today’s Christians have a lot to learn about this woman of God. Esther 4:14 states: “And who knows whether you are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

In her life of difficult and unwanted circumstances, God, who saw the whole picture, worked them all together for good for the deliverance of His people and for His glory. Esther put her life on the line, after fasting and prayer, and is now remembered and celebrated to this very day. While many of us may not have as grand of a mission as Queen Esther, every one of us have a call and a mission to those lives God has placed around us. In God’s eyes, there is nothing too small or anyone not too important to be left undone or unreached. Remember, Jesus said in Matthew 18:12-14: “What do you think? If any man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go and search for the one that is straying? If it turns out that he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine which have not gone astray. So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.”

Just as in Esther’s case, God can use everything you’ve ever been through to prepare you for His call on your life. When I think about Esther, I think maybe, just maybe, had she not had to press through and overcome so much difficulty in her life, she would not have had such a depth of inner beauty to attract the King over the other multitude of beautiful woman to be his queen. When we have been tried by fire, and our lives reflect pure gold, it gives us whatever credibility those in our lives may need to see in order to surrender their lives to Jesus.

I came across this link that is full of indepth teaching on what we can learn from the life of Esther. Hope this is as valuable to you as it was to me. Be blessed!

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