Esther 4:13-14: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 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?” (Italics mine.) In reading Mordecai’s impassioned plea to Esther, I hadn’t noticed until pointed out to me that even though Mordecai feared for the lives of himself, Esther and their family, he still had faith in God’s deliverance of his people. Though he personally would lose his life, he knew God’s promises to his chosen people would not fail. In his time of despair, he never doubted God’s promises.
Published by Sheila Graham
Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham