Purim – Preserving the Miracle of Esther for 2500 Years
Jewish tradition has preserved the festival of Purim for nearly 2,500 years. While it’s not a festival commanded by Yehovah, it commemorates the victory recounted in the book of Esther of the deliverance of Yehovah’s people from persecution and destruction – a story repeated over and over in history and, indeed, continuing today.
Esther 9:26b-28 explains the original intent of the celebration:
And because of the instructions in this letter, both what they had seen in this regard and what had happened to them, 27 the Jews established and made a custom for themselves and for their descendants and for all those who allied themselves with them, so that they would not fail to celebrate these two days according to their regulation and according to their appointed time annually. 28 So these days were to be remembered and celebrated throughout every generation, every family, every province and every city; and these days of Purim were not to fail from among the Jews, or their memory fade from their descendants.
In observing Purim for only a few years, it has challenged me to seek out and pursue my role as an instrument of Yehovah. It has revealed the pattern of my partnership with Him in bringing his kingdom. It has served as a blueprint for making a difference in the world – without being a queen.
I have recorded some of my personal lessons from Esther here in hopes that they will encourage you to discover what the Spirit wants to say to you through this ancient story.
- Purim – The Story of Mordecai
- Purim – Partnering with God to Bring His Will
- Availability vs. Ability
I welcome you to share what you’ve learned from the story of Esther in the comments below.