How did that happen?
Mordecai was a treasured cousin and a beloved father-figure to Esther. She was blessed to have him in her life. When he found out about the order (edict) to kill the Jews he persuaded Esther to go into the king to tell him to stop the order and to tell him that she too was a Jew (he didn't previously know). When it was time for Esther to confront her husband, the king, about what was happening to her people, Esther had second thoughts. She knew she was risking her life by going into the king without his permission (back then people could have been killed for just stepping to the king like that). Mordecai told her (in my version),
'Don't think you won't be affected by what's going on around you. You must speak up, because if the annihilation can happen to us it can happen to you. Things can turn against you too. You were probably the one who married the king for such a time is this, so you have to open your mouth now.'
|If we're the only ones standing for what's right. God will protect us.|
Today, there are certain things going on in the world, particularly in this country, and some people think they won't be affected by it. What they need to know is that God is in everything. And maybe, just maybe, that such a time as this (craziness) is for certain people to speak up against the wrong they see. Like Mordecai told Esther, 'open your eyes and open your mouth, because we are in danger and there is chaos going on around us. Don't think for one minute that it doesn't have anything to do with you. It has everything to do with you.' Esther stepped up even though she was probably scared and nervous about it. And it worked. God was with her, He saved and blessed her people.
Because there is craziness all around and it just may be us who are the ones to stop it.
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