Esther at Healesville

Worship tonight at Healesville. It was fairly… um… deconstructed…

Mike might post pictures this week… because i’m going on holidays… as of now…

Says Mordecai to Esther, “Perhaps you were made queen for such a time like this”

There’s no mention of God in the story of Esther. We know she had loyalty to her people… we know she had loyalty to the things we associate with God – freedom, liberation and wholeness – but in this story her loyalty to God goes unmentioned. Maybe it was because her faith was so deeply embedded in her life that there was no need to mention it…

Do you long for faith like that?

Remember a time when you have known your faith, really known it, felt embedded in it… when it’s been so much a part of you that there was no part of you separate to it… you didn’t talk about it because there were no words that could do justice to it… you just lived it.

The God you knew then is still here…

Remember a time when you trusted your instincts and hunches… when you could step courageously because you knew yourself, and you knew your faith so well that questioning your response was unimaginable.

Pray to the God you knew then…

Picture the people and places in the world right now that need to know freedom and liberation. Let the memory of your faith give you all the courage you need to respond.

You too were born for such a time like this.