Purim Thoughts

For Such A Time As This

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish.  And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).

Challenges come into our daily lives.  Situations can become tough.  Sometimes the calling on our lives seems hopeless and brings fear.  Yet, God placed us in these time and situations because He knows that we can rise to the occasion.  He has given us the power of the Ruach to do so (the Holy Spirit).

Hadassah or Esther was a Jewish girl called by God to become the Queen of Persia.  Through a plan concocted by an anti-semitic man named Haman , the Jewish people were to be destroyed in one day.  Only Queen Esther could plead for her peoples’ lives.  She questioned her ability and authority, but was told by her Uncle Mordecai that if she didn’t rise to the call not only would God call someone else, but she would be the end of her family line.

We, like Esther, are part of a royal line, a royal priesthood.  As the world continues down the spiraling staircase of anti-semitism with anti-Israel schemes, we may be called more and more to stand for the Jew of all Jews, the King of the Jews, the Messiah Yeshua and his Jewish brothers and sisters.

The celebration of Purim is this week.  Purim means to ‘cast lots’ as there were lots cast to determine the day for the annihilation of the Jewish people.  Esther had to make a decision and cast her lot too – ‘for or against her own people.’

Today as then,  there are still two sticks of straw.  Which lot will you choose?

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