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Powered by 4 - June 15, 2016

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Wednesday, June 15

Active in Crisis—Part 2

Today's reading: Esther 4:1-17

Yesterday we looked at and considered Mordecai's thinking and actions in a crisis situation. But Esther 4 also gives us a look at how Esther processed and responded when she learned about the king's edict. When Esther hears about the king’s order, she immediately considers the facts—that Ahasuerus has issued a deadly edict and that there is a law in place that prohibits her from approaching the king—and comes to the "human" conclusion that there isn’t anything she can do in this situation. But Mordecai knows that God is in control and believes that Esther can impact the situation. So he boldly sends back the thought provoking and challenging message that perhaps God has placed Esther in the palace for "such a time as this." Mordecai's message causes Esther to reassess the situation. With a changed perspective, she steps up to take what action she can in this crisis situation.

What does the relationship between Mordecai and Esther demonstrate about the importance of having close relationships with other believers? How have you been helped by a Christian support system—mentors, friends, prayer partners, Bible study group—when you've gone through trials and hardship? Tami

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