This weekend marks the celebration of Purim on the Jewish calendar. The story of Purim is found in the Book of Esther. It is a great story — but the thing I love most about it is the reminder that God will use the most unlikely ordinary people to do most unlikely extraordinary things.
Esther is a peasant Jewish girl — and yet she became the key to saving God’s people!
God has always specialized in using the least likely, disenfranchised and overlooked to achieve his goals and purposes. That is a good word of encouragement for me tonight.
So Happy Purim!
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”