Dice Day

This week, we will be reading the story of Esther.  It will be rich reflection for followers of Christ.   While the book never mentions God (a fact that caused great consternation for the Reformers), it points to his presence and providence in the events and choices of Esther’s life.  The Jews still celebrate this story and call it Purim.  The Persian word for dice(singular) is pur. “Dice day” is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the roll of the dice that “determined” when the Jews would be destroyed, when God was actually protecting and guiding the whole situation.  Do you believe in chance?  Do you believe that WHO you are and WHEN you are have been determined by blind force and circumstance?  Or, do you believe that behind all things, even the ones that seem tragic, God is at work, expecting from you the choices of faith?  More on this as the week progresses.  I will be praying for you.  Don

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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