Do Christians struggle to celebrate spiritual wins? Have we earned the name the “frozen chosen”? Esther 9 shows us to not only celebrate birthdays, graduations and other life moments but to find joy to celebrate our spiritual successes.
Life is full of events in our past that we use to learn from and that we can celebrate. It’s important to celebrate. Not just because it’s fun but because it’s important to celebrate for otherwise we forget. This is one of the driving lessons of Esther 9.
The book of Esther has reminded us life can at times seem bleak and hopeless and yet God doesn’t fail or fall down on his promises. Esther 8 and 9 calls back to Esther 3 to show us how God ultimately wins. Every time.
As the climax of Esther’s story happens, Haman is about to receive justice for his plan to annihilate the Jewish nation. But pay special attention to the real story. Not about a man who ultimately was found out for who he was, but for how God time and again provides dramatic reversals for how we think the future will unfold.
We worry about tomorrow almost naturally. Even when we don’t know what tomorrow holds, we worry about it. The book of Esther reminds us how we not only serve a great God that controls today but also has sovereign control over tomorrow.