As the story of Esther comes to a close, it leaves us with a celebration and a choice to make.
With the enemy (Haman) out of the picture, the problem remains that death for the Jews is still on the horizon. The mediator must go to work again.
Justice is when someone gets what they deserve. Poetic justice is when someone plans harm on someone else, and it ends up coming back on themselves instead. The story of Esther is about to take a major turn...
The pivotal moment in the story of Esther is not the moment(s) of heroism and courage. It's a little less sexy than that, and a lot more ordinary.
Esther chapter 4 describes Esther and Mordecai’s reaction to Haman’s legislation. Esther now must decide: Am I Esther or Hadassah?
Sometimes it appears that evil gets to have a field day, while those who are trying to do what's right get trampled. Is it worth the effort to be a Christian?
We meet two more important characters in the story of Esther, and what we learn in the process is that the heroes of scripture aren’t always quite as amazing as we might think.
We all have a story, and every story has an author. The question is, who is the author of your story? Is it you/your parents/your surroundings? Or is there Divine Providence at work in every detail of your story?