A beautiful young Jewish girl, Esther was to be
Chosen as the next queen for Ahasuerus the king.
Her cousin’s name was Mordecai; their kinship no one knew.
Though fond of him, the king knew not that Mordecai was a Jew.
The king’s adviser, Haman, was not so very nice.
He hated all the Jews – especially Mordecai.
Haman tried to get the king to also hate the Jews;
King Ahasuerus was now convinced to execute.
The king did not know that his new queen was from Israel.
Esther now, to save the Jews, would have to offer help.
In that day, the queen could not approach the king to talk
Unless her presence was requested by the king’s own call.
But she worked up her courage, and she went to speak with him.
For Haman and the king, she planned two feasts for both of them.
At the feasts, the king said, “You have only to ask me:
For you can have your heart’s desire – just ask me anything.”
In the meantime, Haman made plans to hang Mordecai.
At the second feast, though, Esther named her heart’s desire.
“My king, I am a Jewess, and I love my people so;
Please spare and save them from the wicked plans Haman composed.”
Upon the very gallows Haman built for Mordecai,
They hanged Haman, along with plans for all the Jews to die.
This is Your Time!
“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”
(Esther 4:14b / NIV)
Esther was brave and strong. At the same time, she was humble and obedient. As God created Esther “for such a time as this,” He also created you for a special purpose!
Scripture Reference: The Book of Esther