Truth's Unfailing Authority

The book of Esther in the Bible colorfully describes a young woman's unselfish patriotism at a time of national danger. Those concerned, whom she was able to reach, were urged to join her in a period of fasting, a time presumably filled with prayer. Then, putting aside her own safety, Esther was successful in her mission to enlist royal aid, and the people of her race were spared. The arrogance, ambition, and deceit of one who had risen to power were exposed; his activities were ended abruptly.

A letter was sent to all the Jews, enjoining them and their descendants to keep a feast in remembrance of their rescue. In confirming this letter, Esther and her cousin Mordecai "wrote with all authority" (9:29); and Mordecai "sent the letters ... with words of peace and truth."

Walking with Love
December 18, 1965

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