The book of Esther is very interesting in the sense that it is the only book in the bible that doesn’t mention God in it but we see supernatural hand of God. We are facing spiritual warfare as Christians and most especially as women. Esther as we all know was a young girl who was promoted from servanthood to the queen of the land. While in the palace her position as the queen was threatened because of her nationality as a Jew. Haman who was the second in command plotted one of the deadliest attacks on the children of Israel to wipe them off the face of the earth. When this plot was revealed to Mordecia (Esther’s uncle) he quickly sent a message across to Esther.
However the rule in the palace prevented Esther from going into the King to present her request and she told Mordecai she couldn’t intervene. Mordecai told her she shouldn’t think she would be spared because she was in the palace “for if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Esther took it upon herself to pray and fast with her maidens “and if I perish, I perish” We are living in the last days, in fact a very critical time in history Christians are persecuted all over the world, abomination has become the law of the land, leaders in both political and religious circles have sacrificed their conscience on the altar of power and wealth, young people have become incorrigible, alarming rate of divorce and murder. Are we going to sit down and watch because our lives are okay and we don’t really care or like Esther we’ll get on our knees and pray? Surely Christ’s return is at the very doorstep but we still have a lot of work to do before he returns but we can only accomplish this task when we pray like never before. We know there is victory for us but like Esther we need to pray in order to gain the victory. God is looking for Esther’s today who will partner with him and stand in the gap for our generation and a lost world. Will you be an Esther? – Jane Awittor