Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ordinary Time: Thursday, October 30, 2008

Old Testament Lesson

It's the pride that goeth before the fall.  That is the lesson that is taught to us in Proverbs. We see Hamman's final downfall today.  We see the final judgement placed upon him today.  

In the midst of Hamman's fall, we see the reason it took place was because of the bravery of Esther.  She had the courage to do what is right, to stand for what is right, to stand before the king, to stand for her people.  Because she did what was right, her people were saved.  

Someone once said that all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men (and women) to do nothing.  Esther did what was right, and her people were saved.  May we have the courage to do what is right in all of life's situations.  

New Testament Lesson

One of the things we see over and over in Revelation is that the forces of evil always are trying to destroy God's people and destroy what God is doing.  But, remember what else Revelation teaches. God wins!  The forces of evil will not over come God, God's will, or God's church!  Remember that in the midst of evil it is God that will be victorious!  

Gospel Lesson

Jesus reminds us that God knows the very hairs upon our heads.  He cares for us, He loves us, He will not leave us. Today, in the middle of the chaos that waits for us in this day, remember. God loves you.  He cares for you.  He will not leave you.  He will provide for you. Today, and each day, may we place our trust in Him. 

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