Therefore the Jews of the villages who dwelt in the unwalled towns celebrated the fourteenth day of the month of Adar with gladness and feasting, as a holiday, and for sending presents to one another.
Despite mortal danger, she chose to fulfill her destiny to advocate on behalf of the Jewish people. Esther’s decision to risk death to prevent the annihilation of the Jewish population of Persia stands as a heroic model for all people of faith.
With the current spike in anti-Semitic incidents, the Old Testament book of Esther provides a graphic reminder that those who devise plans to harm the Jewish people do so at their own peril.
While God set the stage for a dramatic intervention, the players who had been strategically positioned to meet a clear and present danger still had a choice as to whether they would fulfill their destiny.
Although challenging, David’s life is proof that waiting on the Lord is the most courageous thing we can do.
We must choose to remember Kristallnacht and never forget to share the truth about those dark days so that history will not be repeated.
With heavy hearts in the aftermath of the barbarous terrorist attack on Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday morning, Charles E. McCracken Ministries reaches out in love and with sympathy to the Jewish community of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
For all who revere and believe the Bible the blasts of the shofar on Yom Teruah 5779 are a prophetic reminder that God’s promises will be fulfilled.
When Messiah establishes His Messianic Kingdom, the literal fulfillment of God’s promises to Israel will be complete and the mourning associated with Tisha B’Av will no longer be relevant.
Ecclesiastes teaches there is more to success than overcoming challenges and realizing goals. In one brief but profound six-word sentence, Solomon provides the defining secret for meaning and fulfillment in life.