Queen Esther answered, “If I please the king, and if the king wishes, give me my life—that’s my wish—and the lives of my people too.
There is a saying, “What goes around, comes around.” It’s like a merry-go-round; when you pass by a point on the outside you will pass it again…like the brass ring.
Haman is on a merry-go-round of evil, plotting to destroy God’s sacred people. As he continues in this way, the very thing that he plans to do is going to happen to him! Today’s chapters tell the story about that and how Queen Esther and Mordecai were favored by King Xerxes.
While there are some persons on a merry-go-round of making trouble, deeper than these circles are those of God’s loving plans to love and save us. These daily Bible readings are themselves like merry-go-rounds! Every three years we come back to each one. When we pray over them with those following this Bible plan, together we ride the saving merry-go-round of God’s love.
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
Recall to whom I belong
For more information about this creative way to pray, see Bible Breaths.
This is the Fourth 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…