I was trying to think of my favorite book in the Bible and my mind went to Esther. It truly shows God’s care for his people and how he stays faithful to us. The story of Esther shows God’s providential care of His people. Decisions are often made based on what we think the outcome of an event will be; however, Esther and her uncle Mordecai made their decisions on what was right and trusted God to work out the details. Esther was chosen by the king to be his new queen. He did not know that she was a Jew. When her uncle Mordecai learned of a plot to rid the land of all the Jews he asked Esther to talk to the king and request his help in preventing their extermination. Though Esther did not have the authority to make this request of the king, she trusted that God would grant favor in the king’s sight and give her freedom to request his assistance.
The king did have mercy on Esther and her people. He intentionally wanted to help, but some of his help came by way of him making unintentional decisions. The king asked his servant Haman to honor Mordecai for a good deed he had done in the past. The king did not know that it was Haman who hated Mordecai and was calling for the extermination of the Jews and the new queen. When the king asked Haman to honor Mordecai, it infuriated him even more.
The end of the story is that instead of driving out the Jews, the king had Haman executed on the gallows that were build to hang Mordecai. God’s hand of protection was with Esther and her family. As I learned more about story of Esther from Scripture, the more my heart longed to be a woman just like her.
Just like God watched over Esther, he watches over our every move today. His care for us is something we all experience everyday, but sometimes do not stop to realize it. It can easily be taken for granted because of how easily accessible it is to us. He is such a gracious God and is willing to meet us wherever, whenever. We don’t just become God’s precious children when we invite Him into our lives, but He constantly watches over us and cares for us on a moment to moment basis. We don’t just become God’s precious children when we invite Him into our lives, but He constantly watches over us and cares for us on a moment to moment basis.
He is watching over you throughout all of your days and is willing to meet you at wherever you are in life. He is our ultimate Protector. Never forget that, friends!
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