The story of Esther ends with an unlikely hero. Although the book is named after the heroine queen, the most celebrated hero of the story is actually Mordecai, who went from being a security guard to the second-in-command in a manner of minutes! I’m intrigued by what Mordecai did when he got into office. Sometimes people who become famous quickly forget their family and friends—the people responsible for guiding them into the high position. This was not the case with Mordecai.
For Mordecai the Jew was second in rank to King Ahasuerus, and he was great among the Jews and popular with the multitude of his brothers, for he sought the welfare of his people and spoke peace to all his people.
Mordecai’s rise to fame was characterized by two things he did.
1) He sought the welfare of his people
2) He spoke peace to all his people
Mordecai’s popularity came because he cared about the basic needs of his people, and he was a peace-maker. I don’t need to be popular, but as a Christian I do represent God, and I do want Him to become popular.
Mordecai’s life is an appeal to us to care about the basic needs of our fellow believers, as well as those of the world around us. It is also an appeal to speak peace. In a word full of anger, those who speak peace are rare!
Are you ready to represent God to the hurting world around you? Then take these simple lessons from Mordecai, and ask God to change you into someone who represents Christ alone.
Timmy Baze 😀