When we left Queen Esther last week, she had called her people to a fast.
As she waited on the Lord, God stepped in with an answer.
No doubt, He helped to do exactly what He promised Isaiah years before:
They that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles. They will walk and not grow weary; they will run and not faint (40:31).
Not too many verses later, Isaiah gives another promise:
But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off”; fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (41:9-10).
Take out "Israel/Jacob," add the name of Esther, and you could just as easily have her testimony....and, possibly mine/yours...