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A Delightful Child!

Esther 4:12-17 (The Message)

12-14. When Hathach told Mordecai what Esther had said, Mordecai sent her this message: "Don't think that just because you live in the king's house you're the one Jew who will get out of this alive. If you persist in staying silent at a time like this, help and deliverance will arrive for the Jews from someplace else; but you and your family will be wiped out. Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for just such a time as this."

15-16. Esther sent back her answer to Mordecai: "Go and get all the Jews living in Susa together. Fast for me. Don't eat or drink for three days, either day or night. I and my maids will fast with you. If you will do this, I'll go to the king, even though it's forbidden. If I die, I die."

17. Mordecai left and carried out Esther's instructions.

Have you in your family or by acquaintance known "a delightful child"? All children are precious and truly gifts from God, but sometimes there may be this special child that exudes this joyful spirit. It is actually hard to describe the laughter and peace that surrounds her or him. I am not even sure if those are the correct words, but I can tell you it is a blessing to witness this child. Seems like they also possess the ability to excel in everything they do. I have noticed they pay attention to detail, you might not even think they are really understanding, but they are. Seems like it is so easy for them, why is that? I have not exactly figured out this phenomenon and maybe never will. We know they are special because God made all of us special and He has a plan for everyone so it is more than that. Maybe God has something special for them to do in their life that few could do. I am reminded of Hadassah or Queen Esther as she was called in the Bible. She was there for "such a time as this" as her uncle had told her. She was beautiful but more than that because she found favor with everyone. People loved her! We know she was brave and committed to God. Did she start off in life in a perfect situation? Not hardly, her parents had died and this is why her uncle was raising her. She was appointed by God for this time to save her people, it was her time but more importantly she was in Gods timing and perfect will. I am sure there will always be "Hadassahs" until Jesus comes and who knows but one might be in our family or someone we know. If you are aware of someone with this kind of spirit, please leave a comment. It will be several years before this child will be grown and I am anxious to see what will take place in her life. Our God is an awesome God and who knows what will happen in the future, but one thing I am assured of He is in control and I praise Him for His promises. We must pray for not only our children and grandchildren but for all children that they would be eager and accept Gods calling in their life. I pray you have a wonderful safe weekend and especially blessed services on Sunday. Be sure and check out Spiritual Sundays, the link is on the side bar. You will be blessed! And, when you get a chance read the book of Esther, it is a powerful story of plans that made sure our Savior would be born.


Ruth said...

you have a new follower!

I came by from Spiritual Sunday and thank you so much for this very inspiring post.. i'm glad i came!!

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Joan said...

Hi Shirley - the book of Esther is one of my favorites. I think God has placed us all "for such a time as this". We may not be a Queen Esther, but we can be obediant to His calling. I used to think I would have loved living in the 19th century or early part of the 20th - however I realize now that this is the time He had planned for me - from before the foundation of the earth. He truly is awesome!

Blessings and joy,

Renee said...

Thank you for sharing this story of Esther with us. I often pray for my grandchildren to be used by God in a special way...but as Joan said we all have special purposes to fulfill as planned by God! Great post...thanks..

Charlotte said...

The story of Esther has always been so inspiring to me. Thank you for sharing this thoughtful post with us.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Yes, we need to pray for all children! Thank-you for such a great post today.

Virginia said...

Thank you for sharing this story of Esther with us...very inspiring.

sarah said...

The book of Esther is great...I love reading about her bravery...and her willingness to be used to help the Jewish people. Have a great weekend.

Pain to Purpose said...

my post on Spiritual Sundays this week was along the same vein. I know how important a praying family member is! Esther is so inspiring!