Queen Esther is one of my favorite women in the Bible. From reading the book, I just can’t imagine how fair and beautiful she is. Plus all the spa treatments, oil and perfume given to her, ahh beautiful! No doubt, King Xerxes choses her and fall in love with her. Not just because she’s lovely but her character stands out among all the ladies presented to the King.
I’m also amazed of God’s plan for Esther. Though she grew up without a parent, God bless her with a godly man (her cousin) Mordecai who guide her growing up. From an ordinary orphan Jewish girl to a Queen! Can you see how God plans our life? It’s always bigger, greater than what can we think for ourselves… “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare[a] and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
What God has in store for us in the future will always be bigger of what we knew is best for us, God has always something better that we don’t know. As Jeremiah 33:3 says “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” Because what we plan for ourselves will always have limitations based on what we are now, what we accomplished so far and possibly how we see ourselves in the future, it’s always limited and sometimes selfish. But God, will always have bigger plans, bigger than ourselves. He is unlimited God, He is sovereign, He is able, He can do everything, there’s nothing impossible with Him, and the good news is, He is also a loving Father, He loves us “big time” that He wants only the best for His children, only the best life ahead for each of us! A life that brings glory and honor to Him.
God made Esther to be a queen, not just to enjoy the benefits of being a queen. This is not how the story ends… We see how God used Esther, to save the Jews from the evil plan of Haman to kill all the Jews. Why? Because the Savior would be born in Betlehem from a Jewish family, the Savior who will save the world and His name is Jesus. Esther’s obedience and selflessness plays a vital role in God’s plan for salvation to mankind. Gods plan for Esther is more than to satisfy her desires and dreams, it is bigger than her, it is salvation for everyone, and everything is plotted for His glory! So are you excited to embrace God’s plan in your life? Obey like a queen!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~