Remembering and Celebrating

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Today's reading: Esther 9:19-32

After the Jews were allowed to defend themselves and get relief from their enemies, they came together for a "day for gladness and feasting, as a holiday" (vs. 19). Shortly after this, Mordecai records all the events that took place surrounding the Jews and sends letters throughout the kingdom instituting and establishing this celebration, which came to be called the Feast of Purim.

I always find this passage interesting because I've had the opportunity to be in Israel and observe Jewish families celebrating Purim. It's a family affair with the children dressing up as the characters in the story--little girls as Queen Esther, boys as Mordecai or King Ahasuerus--and from what I could gather, the fellowshipping around food is also involved. So Purim is still being observed thousands of years after God used Esther and Mordecai to save the Jewish people. I love this because the account of God's provision and love for His people is being remembered, retold and passed on year after year, generation to generation.

Is it your practice to look back and remember how God has provided and moved on your behalf? Identify one or two spiritual landmarks in your life. How are you passing on (or will you pass on) the message of God's goodness to the next generation? Tami

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I need to be more in practice thinking back at the many times God had provided and moved on my behalf.

Tami, I am so sorry that I do not know what are considered spiritual landmarks in my life. If I knew what they were,I know God would help me to pass them on to the next generation.

What a thrill to be able to be in the Holy Land and to observe the celebration of Purim.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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