Scripture Reading: Esther 2:7 And he brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter: for she had neither father nor mother, and the maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai, when her father and mother were dead, took for his own daughter.
Reflections: Esther, like her other Jewish folks, found herself in Babylonian exile. Besides she had no father and mother. It appeared as if she had a gloomy future but events that followed proved otherwise. Mordecai, a cousin of hers, provided her the bridge that linked her to a prosperous future and fulfilled destiny. He took up her parenthood responsibility and relentlessly held on to this role even in the land of exile. At this time he proved that he really had her interest at heart. When the vacancy of a queen for the Babylonian Kingdom was announced, he saw in this a great opportunity for Esther. He got Esther disguised as a Babylonian national and had her submit her candidacy to the position. He guided her throughout the process and backed her with prayers. Even though the contest was keen, Esther was favored by God to become the choicest. Thus from a slave, she became the queen of a foreign country. Like Esther, life may be gloomy initially but you will break through with a ‘Mordecai’! A ’Mordecai’ is the one who will think about your secured future and practically work it out too.
Prayer: Oh Lord, protect my ’Mordecai’ and move them into action.
Confession: God has a “Mordecai’ for me in every phase of my life.