Zzzzzzzz. As Mordecai was sleeping two other men were wide awake. One was Haman, the king’s right-hand man. Filled with pride and hatred because Mordecai alone would not bow to him, Haman had convinced the king to kill all the Jews. That very night, Haman was busy building gallows in his front yard upon which he planned to personally hang Mordecai.
The other man lying awake that same night was King Ahasuerus. In an effort to induce sleep, he asked a servant to read to him from the chronicles of the kingdom. And of all the details that could have been read that night, the story of how Mordecai had warned the king about an assassination attempt life was chosen.
After being reminded of Mordecai’s actions, Ahasuerus wanted to recognize and honor him. So, instead of being killed the following day, Mordecai was dressed in the king’s robe, given the royal crown, and paraded around the city square on the king’s horse. Later, Haman was hanged on the very gallows he had built to kill Mordecai.
What’s my point? Even though we may be completely unaware, God is working behind the scenes in our lives. He knows how to weave each and every detail together to bring about His will. Not only that, but His attention to detail is exact, and His timing is perfect!
Facing what looks to be an impossible situation? Remember, God knows the details, and He’s always right on time! –Dave
THAT NIGHT the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him. (Esther 6:1; emphasis added)
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