I think it is only fitting that I make my first blog about something that is extremely important to me, a sense of humor. God has one, so I think everyone else should too. If there were ever any doubt of God’s sense of humor, the book of Esther squashes it like a steam roller driving over Judge Doom.
“On that night the king could not sleep. And he gave orders to bring the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, and they were read before the king. And it was found written h Mordecai had told about Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s eunuchs, who guarded the threshold, and who had sought to lay hands on King Ahasuerus. And the king said, ‘What honor or distinction has been bestowed on Mordecai for this?’ The king’s young men who attended him said, ‘Nothing has been done for him.’ And he king said, ‘Who is in the court?’ Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the king’s palace to speak to the king about having Mordecai hanged on the gallows that he had prepared for him. And the king’s young men told him, ‘Haman is there, standing in the court.’ And the king said, ‘Let him come in.’ So Haman came in, and the king said to him, ‘What should be done to the man whom the king delights to honor?’ And Haman said to himself, ‘Whom would the king delight to honor more than me?’ And Haman said to the king, ‘For the man whom the king delights to honor, let royal robes be brought, which the king has worn, and the horse that the king has ridden, and on whose head a royal crown is set. And let the robes and the horse be handed over to one of the king’s noble officials. Let them dress the man whom the king delights to honor, and let them lead him on the horse through the square of the city, proclaiming before him: “‘Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.'” Then the king said to Haman, ‘Hurry; take the robes and the horse, as you have said, and do so to Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king’s gate. Leave out nothing that you have mentioned.’ So Haman took the robes and the horse, and he dressed Mordecai and led him through the square of the city, proclaiming before him, ‘Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.'”
If you don’t think that is hilarious than there is something seriously wrong with you. That is the very definition of getting your comeuppance. There is much more than just humor in the book of Esther, but that is what I wanted to start with.
I get so many things out of this book that it’s hard to think of them all at the same time. The two biggest things that I see are how God is still working even when we don’t see it and that God will handle your vengeance for you. God isn’t even mentioned and you see how much He is working.
Queen Esther was terrified by what she was being called to do, but she did it anyway. God used every situation in her life to put her in the position to save her people. Look at where you are now and try and see how different it is from where you were even a year ago. I know for myself that I can look back on specific days and moments that could have changed everything if I had done anything differently. If I hadn’t met someone very special to me, I would almost positively not be anywhere close to where I am now. Why did I meet them? Why did things lead up to me meeting them? Was it to get me to where I am now? Am I where I am supposed to be or am I lagging behind? I didn’t know God was working when those things happened, but now I see it so well that it honestly freaks me out.