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What Were the Odds?

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February 26, 2017 // Just because God’s name isn’t mentioned in the book of Esther doesn’t mean He isn’t working behind the scenes to care for His people and to carry out His plan. Even though 50,000 Israelites had returned to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple, the majority of them still lived in exile in Persia. Haman rolled the dice, but God determined how the dice would fall. Proverbs 16:33 tells us that God controls the roll of the dice. Colossians 2:16-17 tell us Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of all Old Testament feasts, including Purim. We need not be afraid of anything. Name your fears… illness, aging, not enough money, loss of job, loss of home, family breakdown, being alone, wayward children, depression, death... Take a courageous stand, like Esther and Mordecai, knowing that life may look sometimes just like the “roll of the dice,” but also knowing God is behind the scenes working all things out for the good (Romans 8:28). Esther 4:13-14

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