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Purim – Partnering with God to Bring His Will

“As a Christian, serious about living out Christ’s intention for me, I view life as a series of opportunities to respond to and maximize… to recognize opportunities – either immediate or in the future – and prepare for, or respond well to them.”  Dr. Jerry Cook

This summarizes our partnership with God in bringing his will.  This is exactly what Esther and Mordecai did when the Jews were threatened with extermination by the Persians, as recorded in the Book of Esther – the story commemorated on the festival of Purim. (more…)


Purim – The Story of Mordecai

EstherEsther – Queen of Persia, intercessor for the Jews before the King, and the one for whom the book of Esther is written.  Understandably, as the heroine of the story, most discussions of the book are meant to inspire people to emulate her.  But how many people are going to get the chance to be a queen, and in a position to intercede for their people in front of a king?  Re-reading the story this year, I realized Mordecai’s role in the whole affair is probably a more realistic picture of what people in any position could aspire to. (more…)