HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY
Even though Esther is now the Queen, she continues to keep in contact with her cousin Mordecai. And Mordecai continues to keep careful watch over Queen Esther. He visits the palace daily. One day while visiting, Mordecai learns of a plan that two of the king’s officials are plotting to assassinate King Xerxes. Mordecai informs Esther, who shares this information with the king, saving his life. The report was investigated and found to be true; the two officials were impaled. Queen Esther took no credit for saving the king’s life. All credit was given to Mordecai and this was all recorded in the book of annals.
I just love Esther’s dedication in this short passage. She stays in contact with her cousin despite the fact that she is living an entirely different life. She talks with him and listens to him. Esther stays true to what is right, she trusts in what she is told. She believes what he tells her about the king’s life being in danger and she takes action. Disclosing this information to the king is an act of bravery, not knowing how he would react. Esther tells the king, sparing his life. After Mordecai’s claim is verified Esther gives all the glory to Mordecai, seeking no honor or recognition.
I don’t know about you, but I find the patience and humility of the Queen quite impressive. She listens, she discusses this important information with her husband, she waits for the investigation, then assures that the proper person gets recognition.
We give thanks today for relationships with people who encourage us and help us grow deeper in our faith. Father, we ask that You bless our families, our marriages, our children and our friends. Help us all to work together, encourage one another and build each other up according to Your Will. All glory shall be given to You. In Jesus Name, Amen