Needed: Esther’s and Mordecai’s

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El Cap mountain

“There’s no margin for error. Imagine an Olympic-gold-medal-level athletic achievement that if you don’t get that gold medal, you’re going to die,” Caldwell said. “That’s pretty much what free soloing El Cap is like. You have to do it perfectly.”  (Free Solo, National Geographic Documentary Films) 

Esther, the orphan who became Queen, knew she was alone in her quest to change the king’s mind. She prayed, “God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob, blessed are you.  Help me, who am alone and have no help but you, for I am taking my life in my hand. Now help me, who am alone and have no one but you,  O LORD, my God.”

There was no margin for error.

Esther placed all of her eggs in the proverbial basket.  Haman’s plan to massacre the Jews was in place, “to swallow them (Jews) as fish which swallow one another” (Esther Rabba vii.; Targ. Sheni iii).   However, God answered Esther’s prayer,  “Save us from the hand of our enemies; turn our mourning into gladness and our sorrows into wholeness.”

Today the Church and the United States are overwhelmed with multiple spiritual tsunamis.   The far left hates all things associated with truth.  Instead of one Haman devising destruction of God’s people, there are thousands.

We need an Esther who is willing to place their life on the line to tell the truth to the king.    We need a host of Mordecai’s to challenge the Esther’s of our day,  “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 your royal position for such a time as this?”

 We have an advantage over Esther, the door to heaven is always open.

Jesus said to his disciples: “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds;  and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. ”

Without a summons, Esther walked through the door to the King’s chambers.   He offered half of his kingdom to Esther.  Our king offers us an open door always open.

Like the Psalmist we say,  “Because of your kindness and your truth; for you have made great above all things your name and your promise. When I called, you answered me; you built up strength within me.”

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