As soon as the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won his favor and he held out to her the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the top of the scepter.
We continue to read this book of ten chapters; today brings us to the middle of the story. Though the name of God is never mentioned in the book, the faith of Esther and Mordecai in God is present in their hearts as they respond to the call from deep within to help save God’s people. Slowly but surely, like a great slowly moving water wheel, the justice of God is moving along. Quiet, patient fidelity wins out in the long run. So it is that God will use you, if you let God, to do something wonderful for someone who needs to come closer to God.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Humble being exalted 6:11
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Third Week in Epiphany
Winter in the north. Year C
Tuesdays are dedicated in this season to the Book of Esther
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…