28 …these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, in every clan, province, and city, and that these days of Purim should never fall into disuse among the Jews, nor should the commemoration of these days cease among their descendants.
We should thank God for His provision and remember His goodness.
When I find myself in a spiritual valley or during tough circumstances, I tend to only focus on the bad. It’s hard to think about the good when you don’t see any of it around you. But we all have examples of miracles, grace, love, and the fulfillment of God’s plans in our lives, we just tend to forget. In Chapter 9, Esther and Mordecai decree that the Jewish people celebrate God’s faithfulness every year so as to remember how their lives were saved. What a reason to celebrate! What a time to rejoice! If we stop and start thanking the Lord for what he has done in our lives, it will be much easier to forget about the bad.
“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song.” Psalm 28:7
“Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” Psalm 106:1
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him.” 2 Corinthians 2:14
Give thanks to the Lord today for all he has done for you!
Lord, thank you for all you have done for me and all you continue to do. Thank you for your grace, your love, and your mercy. Thank you for adopting me as your daughter. Amen.