Chapter-a-Day Esther 9

Vander wells 001 These days are to be remembered and kept by every single generation, every last family, every province and city. These days of Purim must never be neglected among the Jews; the memory of them must never die out among their descendants. Esther 9:28 (MSG)

Any one who follows these posts for very long will find that I'm a sucker for family history. I find so many lessons in knowing about the generations before me. I find strength in my great grandmother's faith. I find inspiration in my great grandfather's lone journey to carve out a new life for himself in America. I find perseverance and character in my grandparents, who lived through the Great Depression, making a good life for themselves and raising honorable families. There are so many lessons to be learned from what they experienced and the choices they made.

The feast of Purim, remembering what Esther did in saving her people, is still celebrated among the Jewish community to this day. The lesson survives to bless subsequent generations. It has been passed down.

How can I pass down to my children and grandchildren the story of God's hand at work   in our family?

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Esther 9”

  1. Not one man was able to stand up against them—fear made cowards of them all.
    Fear can be crippling. The fear of the unknown can be very frustrating. This past week I had a series of work programs in Sioux Falls with a guest speaker from out of town. I had never met the speaker. I am amazed at how emotionally taxing it was to face the unknown. I wondered if the speaker would bring value to the audiences he was presenting to. To some degree there was fear of failure. In retrospect all went off without a hitch and the fear was unwarranted. The same is true of the story today. The enemies of the Jews were made cowards by fear. I need to remember where my strength comes from to eliminate the fear.


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