Esther 8 to 10 The world, it seems, has stopped all because of this coronavirus. The world may not know what to do, but God knows all about it, and He has placed His chosen officials in place. We should be praying that they are “filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” Pray for our leaders, “and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” [1 Ti 2:2]
Today we are one click away from knowing what is happening around the globe. But in Esther’s time, Persia was a “nation” that stretched from India to Ethiopia where only horse riders brought the news. All these people knew was that the decrees had been sent for the extinguishing of any Jew. How often do things happen behind the scenes in our affairs, in our church life, in our government, and we get news second or third hand and don’t know the particulars? Yet our God is aware and is “on our side.”
Esther took her plea to the king and revealed the foe of the Jews. Haman was a wicked man who hated God’s people. Today we have many who still are filled with the sin of hate. The only prescription is to show God’s unconditional love. Faith, hope, love bathed in prayer unleashes God’s power.
Are you God’s ambassador for His divine plan to be carried out?