A Fight For Faith: Esther 1-10.

… for such a time as this? Esther 4:14

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There is so much to be learned from Esther´s book, I think.

Disobedience versus obedience, contempt versus respectfulness, pride versus humility, egotism versus unselfishness, corruption versus justice, falsehood versus faithfulness, manipulation versus truthfulness, wilfulness versus wisdom, impatience versus gentleness, prideful beauty versus beauty that comes from the heart, worthlessness versus worthiness, fearfulness versus courage, hatred versus love.

The queen Vashti and Haman´s wife Zeresh represent the perverted woman and Esther shows us the true and virteous woman. Haman represents the perverted man and Mordecai the wise one.

Esther, the true queen, who instead of feasting had fasted as had her people for 3 days, respectfully and in her royal apparal placed herself near Ahasverus the king whom noone could approach without being called and he favoured her and listened to her and promised to fulfil all her requests even to the half of the kingdom.

Esther although at first fearing for her life, took courage and heeded Mordecai´s words: “For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father´s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

May we all be sent words of wisdom and heed them as it is our turn to no longer hold our peace when we are needed for “such a time as this”.

Kinsman Redeemer.

Kinsman Redeemer

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You´re my kinsman redeemer, I lay at your feet and uncover the promises you made me

Flesh of my flesh, you became like me, so I could be redeemed

You´re my kinsman redeemer, you answered my plea, the garment of your mercy is spread over me

You grafted me in to your family tree, so I could be redeemed

I was an alien and fully aware that I didn´t belong in your land, yet you gave me an inheritance

I should have been rejected as your enemy, yet you noticed me

You´re my kinsman redeemer, I lay at your feet and uncover the promises you made me

Flesh of my flesh, You became like me, so I could be redeemed

You redeemed me, You redeemed my circumstances, when my life was in shambles, you´re the God of second chances

I don´t need to know, where I´d be if you hadn´t intervened, all I need to know is, I can come to your feet and be redeemed

Your my kinsman redeemer, I will stand by your side, not as a reaper but as your cherished bride

You grafted me in to your family tree, so I could be redeemed, so I could be redeemed, so I could be redeemed

Written, composed and sung by Hannah Kallio/ Fluent Listening

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