Friday, December 18, 2015

Advent(Dec. 18): A Bridge to the King

 Then Esther spoke to Hathach and commanded him to go to Mordecai and say, “All the king's servants and the people of the king's provinces know that if any man or woman goes to the king inside the inner court without being called, there is but one law—to be put to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter so that he may live. But as for me, I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days.”
And they told Mordecai what Esther had said. Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king's palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast on my behalf, and do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my young women will also fast as you do. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law, and if I perish, I perish.”
Esther 4:10-16

Mordecai informed Esther of what Haman had succeeded in accomplishing and even gave her a copy of the royal decree. And he said to her, “Esther, you have to go to the king and plead for the lives of your people.” 
"Esther had looked into the eyes of God's people outside the palace gate."
She knew she was the only one who could go to the king and help save them. But, she also knew that by going to see him, he may decide to have her killed. 
Mordecai calls for courage and warned his royal cousin. "Look, you’re dead if you do; you’re dead if you don’t. They’re going to find out you’re Jewish and you’re going to be dead if you don’t do anything. Don’t think you’re going to escape."(source)
Mordecai declares to Esther: “You have come to this position...for such a time as this.”(Esther 4:14)

She had to choose to either ignore her calling or accept her calling and be brave.

"Esther had decided - yes! She would be a bridge from God's children to the king."

"Just like brave Queen Esther, Jesus —a swaddled, red faced baby in a cold, dark barn—made Himself a bridge back to the King - for such a time as this. 
For there is one God and one Mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus.(1 Tim. 2:5)
"It comes like a whisper from those outside the gate: 
Use the life you've been given to give others lifeYou’ve got gifts that weren’t given to line your life with; they were given to be a lifeline to others- or lose your life. It comes like an echo from God: if your gifts don’t give relief, you don’t get real life."(source)

"When love for others makes your heart beautiful, it makes your hands brave."
Lord, You come—for me and my time—and You perished—for us all. Could there be a greater gift?(source)

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