Christian Devotional – October 30, 2020
Pageant Queen with a Purpose, #12
Response. How would you respond in the face of destruction? Mordecai chooses to publically share his response in order to make Esther aware of the situation. Read Esther 4:1-8.
When Mordecai learned all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the midst of the city and wailed loudly and bitterly. He went as far as the king’s gate, for no one was to enter the king’s gate clothed in sackcloth. In each and every province where the command and decree of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing; and many lay on sackcloth and ashes. Then Esther’s maidens and her eunuchs came and told her, and the queen writhed in great anguish. And she sent garments to clothe Mordecai that he might remove his sackcloth from him, but he did not accept them. Then Esther summoned Hathach from the king’s eunuchs, whom the king had appointed to attend her, and ordered him to go to Mordecai to learn what this was and why it was. So Hathach went out to Mordecai to the city square in front of the king’s gate. Mordecai told him all that had happened to him, and the exact amount of money that Haman had promised to pay to the king’s treasuries for the destruction of the Jews. He also gave him a copy of the text of the edict which had been issued in Susa for their destruction, that he might show Esther and inform her, and to order her to go in to the king to implore his favor and to plead with him for her people.
Esther 4:1-8 NASB1995
Mordecai desperately wants Esther to understand the situation because he needs her help. He needs her to see all that is going on and to see her part in this.
How do we respond to difficult situations and facinh pressure? Do we seek out the help of those we are around? Do we cone to God to help us? Hie are we able to continue to move forward? God is the only one who can move us forward and address our hurts and concerns. Do we let him?