Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
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
The easiest way to see what is controlling you is to look at your calendar and your bank account. We control what we eat, how much money we spend, and what we’re going to wear. We also try to control bigger issues, such as when we’re going to get married, when we’ll buy a house, and when we’ll settle down to have a family.
How much of planning and perfecting your life leaves room for the mystery of Jesus? It’s easy to get on the fast track and completely forget about him. Life is going great . . . and then something terrible happens, as is the case with Esther. Did you know that Jesus is never mentioned once in the book of Esther?
Esther, a happy orp ...
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