Purim: A Story of Deliverance

This week we celebrate Purim, at least those of us who are Jewish do.  It’s a holiday to commemorate the freedom of the Hebrew people from their enemy, Haman.  You can read the whole story in the book of Esther.  But the story of deliverance is one that we’re all familiar with.

We’ve all had the experience of being stuck, trapped, up against a wall without a defense or up a creek without a paddle.  Maybe we’ve been “Esther” and stepped up in our own defense to free us.  Maybe someone else spoke up for us and helped us out.  Whatever the case, do you remember how it felt to be delivered?

Like a breath of fresh air after being stuck in a basement, deliverance makes us all consider the future and think about what we’re going to do different with our lives.  It’s when we realize that life is precious and can end at any minute.

What do you need to be delivered from today?  Maybe it’s a relationship, food addiction, bad habit, or depressing job.  Esther didn’t give up and neither should you.  Help is just an email, tweet, post or phone call away.  And if you’re not comfortable talking with someone in your life, I’d love to listen.

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