Chag Purim Sameach חג פורים שמח!
My family has already started spring cleaning and getting ready for Pesach, but first Purim! Typing this on my tablet a few minutes here and there the past week or so, whenever it works out – wanting to post it before Purim begins, but I don’t think that’s going to work out…Update: obviously not.
I’m going to try to share some of my feelings and what I love about the celebration – what it means to me. I have a lot (hehe) of thoughts on Purim.
If I could, I would give all of you, my family and friends, mishloach manot, baskets of goodies to celebrate His victory. What I can give is much prayer for many blessings. ❤
Purim is all about the amazing protection of the Creator, trusting Him, and winning against the evil plans of our enemies. It’s powerful because you can see and feel the Creator’s presence throughout the Book of הֲדַסָּה Hadassah (Hebrew name for Esther), even without directly saying so. He is with each one of us every day, whether we recognize it or not.
I’ve always admired הדסה Hadassah’s courage and wisdom. Such faith and bravery it took to give up so much which led to helping to save her people. This wasn’t some silly fairytale where the goal was about being queen and being rich, but so much better a strong and faithful woman who continues to inspire to this day. In the Bible, in the book named for her, there is much faith and much action. There is most definitely poetic justice, which is something I’ve always appreciated. Anyone who reads the Bible knows the Creator is artistic and has a great sense of humor. He lets people find out truth and gives us the help we need to do the right thing. There is nothing He doesn’t know about and He is the ultimate Strategist. No one tricks Him. Ever. Baruch HaShem.
I pray for His protection and help for all the good people who are fighting all over the world against vile, despicable evil. He has things under control even when we mistakenly think things are spinning out of control. He is the Calm in any storm. We can trust Him.
I try to make sure also to pray for present day Hamans – they are definitely out there, plotting evil in their hearts. They have a choice, just like anyone else. In Hebrews 10:31 the warning is clear: “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Anyone who mocks Him, doesn’t believe in Him, denies Him, unless they turn from their ways, it won’t end well for them.
Every person, Jew or Gentile, who trusts in ישוע Yeshua Jesus, and believes in Him as HaMashiach, the Messiah, is saved for eternity.
If you want to read about faith, family, truth, justice, bravery, courage, and poetic justice, read The Book of Hadassah (Esther) in the Bible. I recommend hearing, yes, the whole Megillah (Hebrew for Scroll).
Am Yisrael Chai עם ישראל חי