I just got done reading the book of Esther. A book of the Bible that I absolutely love. I love that God used an ordinary person to do an extraordinary thing. Esther was ordinary… well, almost. She was ordinary except for that she trusted in the Lord with all of her heart. That is not ordinary. A person who is willing to go to the king, knowing that she could die. Knowing that if he doesn't want her there she will surely die. She was an ordinary person, she had an extraordinary faith, an extraordinary love for her people. She knew that if she didn't do SOMETHING that there would be NOTHING! She would be without her people… and could ultimately be put to death herself.
She steps out. I'm pretty sure she wasn't comfortable in doing so. I know this because she had a meeting with the king and Haman and doesn't say anything. She invites them to another dinner and finally spills her guts about what is troubling her. She was nervous. She was afraid. She was hesitant. But she did what she knew she had to do. ONE DECISION, that's all it takes to make a HUGE difference. ONE DECISION! WOW.
I love that at the end of the book of Esther the Jews are not only saved but they overpower those who hate them (Esther 9:1b). They know the power of the Lord. Haman gets hung with the work of his own hands. He had a gallows prepared for Mordecai and the king decides to hang Haman on it. Haman was so jealous of Mordecai he couldn't see straight, and then when he finally finds a way to get rid of him, the king finds out who Haman really is.
That's just like God isn't it. We try and take our vindication for ourselves. Revenge. But the Lord says that He will vindicate us. He WILL have justice. Now that usually does not look like what we think it should look like. He is also a forgiving, loving, sacrificing Father so He does things out of LOVE that seem CRAZY. When you are crazy about someone you sometimes do weird things. In God's case He does CRAZY things but they are PERFECTLY CRAZY! He is God. So as you go about your day today and every day ask yourself what decision can you make, can I make, that just might change somebody's forever.