A daily dose of God’s touch in a minute…
15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, 16 “Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.” 17 So Mordecai went away and did just as Esther had commanded him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
It was bad news, sudden too. Life had taken a different turn unlike the way she had expected things to be.
In a way, she had worked hard to get where she was, taking chances and risks in life .
And just when she thought this is it, the warning came that she was going to lose it all .
Where could she find help? She had maidservants but only to accompany her, probably there were some more on her side, but it seemed like they needed her help more than she needed theirs. Despite all those people around her she felt she was alone to handle this battle. Overwhelmingly alone; unless a savior appeared and saved her out of this mess.
At the crossroads of decision making; She could either step back and quit or take a step of faith and take chances yet again.
She had to take a bolder step, much bolder a step than what she took to get where she was.
A challenge is always a tough task it’s obvious but to face a king like Ahaseurus was something else entirely.
This would be her one last chance to restore the joy she had achieved so far.
“If I perish I perish” she stepped out with a huge risk and an unrealistic leap of faith.
What could it be that God saw in Esther? Was it faith? a fearless attitude? Her boldness to stand up for her people? Or was it her determination to come out victorious through that problem?
Esther did not perish.
Personally it’s a story that reminds me that a bold leap of faith finds help and I hope it helps as a reminder for many of you too.