The Quiet Hand of God (Esther 5-7)

The decree has been made by Haman that all the Jewish people will be destroyed, killed, and annihilated in one day at the end of the year (3:13). Mordecai found out about this decree and told Esther that this is her moment to do something. You are not in the palace by accident and maybe God put you there so that you could save the people from destruction. Now Esther has not been summoned by the king. There is one law for anyone who decides to come into the king’s presence without being called: death. The only way to avoid death is if the king extends his gold scepter. Esther seems to be out of favor with the king because he has not called for her for a month. But she is going to put her life into God’s hands and go before the king to beg for the life of her people. The Jewish people are fasting for three days as she prepares to make her request. Open your copies of God’s word to Esther 5 and we will see the quiet hand of God working in these dark circumstances…

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