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If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:11)
In the book of Esther we read of a wonderful blessing that God bestowed upon the Jews who feared annihilation because of a deadly plan by a man called Haman who had decided to wipe out every Jew. God overthrew his plan and instead of pain and death, they were blessed in this way as we read in Esther Ch. 8
The Jews had light, and gladness, and joy, and honor. (Esther 8:16)
Darkness, sorrow and belittling were replaced by light and joy and honor.
Esther, Mordecai and the Jews fasted and prayed and God brought a total reversal of things as they were to be.
So do not despair because of the circumstances you are facing. Go into God's presence with prayer and fasting and God will stretch forth his hand to bless you just as King Xerex held out the golden scepter for Esther.
King Xerxes gave Queen Esther the estate of Haman, the enemy of the Jews. And Mordecai came into the presence of the king, for Esther had told how he was related to her. The king took off his signet ring, which he had reclaimed from Haman, and presented it to Mordecai. And Esther appointed him over Haman's estate. Esther again pleaded with the king, falling at his feet and weeping. She begged him to put an end to the evil plan of Haman the Agagite, which he had devised against the Jews. Then the king extended the gold scepter to Esther and she arose and stood before him. (Esther 8:1-4)
Jesus loves you and he will give you light and joy and honor just as he gave it to Esther, Mordecai and the Jews.
Posted by Dr. Johnson Cherian