Tag: Purim

PURIM – We Got An Invitation!

I got an invitation! As a Christian, my spiritual heritage is rooted in the faith of Israel and God’s chosen people. Consequently, when I read the whole Megilla (the book of Esther) and learned about Purim I wanted to celebrate too. Then I saw…

What is Be The Miracle?

Be the Miracle! — Coming in 2015 – what does that mean? Is God still doing miracles today? Of course He is. One well-known and prolific writer told me if that he has been teaching that and telling people that for the past 40…

The King’s Heart Revealed

When the first dinner was completed the King offered Esther ‘up to half the kingdom’ but she requests a repeat performance the following night. Whether God spoke to her or through her at that moment, we can certainly see God’s working during the later…

Look What God Has Done!

Esther made the only right choice, which was to attempt to save her people and not just save her own self.  Esther did approach the king—uninvited—a feat punishable by death if the king did not extend his scepter. The king’s response was beyond Esther’s…

The Recipes of Victory

When does the end begin when the end is really the beginning? That’s where we are in Esther’s story.  Haman (her enemy) thinks the end of the Jewish nation is about to occur.  Esther, however, has run to God to pray for God’s direction. …

Esther’s Choices in Captivity

Esther is in captivity, but she still has choices.   Though she was captured–bodily taken–yet her spirit apparently had not been overtaken. Along with many other young women, Esther is in custody of the keeper of the women.   Verse 9 says she won…

Who’s Your Enemy?

   Continuing Queen Esther’s story, we know that among Xerxes’ Persian  kingdom were third-generation Jews whose grandparents had not chosen to leave when they could.   Xerxes was belatedly mourning for his banished queen, Vashti, and his young male servants suggested men be sent…

One Party I’m Glad I Missed

God sometimes uses man’s faulty decisions to propel His providence. Some actions in Esther chapter one came about under the influence of emotion and stress (seldom in anyone’s best interests), yet later details reveal how an unsettling event  formed a platform on which God…

Did You Know You Were Invited?

Queen Esther has invited you to her party!  Are you coming? When you think of the book of Esther you likely think of one of the most famous quotes – when Mordecai tells Esther that she might have been chosen ‘for such a time…

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