Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Spirit Of Esther...

I just finished some research on Esther from the Bible for an online project. For those not familiar with the story, Esther is a young Jewish girl who becomes queen of Persia and later is instrumental in saving her people from destruction.

The secular world, and in some churches too, want to make the story nothing more than a beauty pageant for Esther. But there was so much more going on behind the scenes. At every turn God's favor lifts her above the other potential candidates. When she dares to go before the king unannounced, God's favor spared her life so she could intercede for herself and her people.

As favor had protected and promoted Joseph before her in Egypt, Esther was prepared in advance for the exact moment God had planned to use her. After fasting and praying for three days along with all Jews in the city, Esther was able to save her people and see their enemies destroyed.

I know I'm not alone in my comparison of Esther to Sarah Palin. I too think she was born for this moment. At a time when corruption reigns supreme in Washington and freedom is on life support, God has raised us a champion. A person who believes in all the good America stands for and who is willing to fight against the tyranny of the left. A mother that served time in local politics and later as Alaska's Governor. A woman who really believes in small government, accountability and in harvesting the abundance that God has blessed us with here in America.

Whatever the future holds for the Governor, I'm glad she is out there fighting for America.

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