That night the king could not sleep… — Esther 6:1
“Not when there is injustice. The King of Glory never sleeps nor does He slumber. He will bring justice swiftly for those who love Him. The devil is plotting and we are not unaware of his devices. Even more so the all knowing God. Will He not arise and carry out His good plan according to His mercies? Will He not see us in the court, dressed and ready for Him and extend his scepter to us? Will he not hang the devil on the gallows he meant to hang us on? Will He not bring us to His banqueting table and hang His banner of love over us?”
Easter is upon us as I write this. So many thoughts and emotions come with this time of year. Beauty is all around as flowers are in bloom and for a few weeks in California we get to see green hills instead of brown ones.
Even with all the beauty we are constantly reminded of the fallen world we live in. Just last week the headlines were “Shooting at a High school.” Sin and the devil are at work. They don’t take a day off. We read that after Jesus overcame the temptation in the wilderness that the devil went away looking for an opportune time to trip him up.
The good news is that God doesn’t sleep either. In fact Jesus said that He and His Father were working from the beginning. God doesn’t change and Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever! Jesus is alive and working on the earth.
Jesus told a parable of a widow who went to an unjust judge to get deliverance. Eventually she did because the unjust judge didn’t want to be wearied with her coming anymore. In the explanation of the parable Jesus tells us that we shouldn’t give up either. God is not unjust! He hasn’t forgotten you. Jesus ended his statements by saying that God would bring justice swiftly.
Don’t give up or give in. When you see the devil taking lives and sin destroying people press in to God. He isn’t off taking a nap or an extended vacation. He is intimately involved in the events of the earth bringing justice, comfort, peace, healing and especially the good news of the gospel that Jesus took our sin on the cross and defeated death and the devil when he raised again to life!
God loves you so much. Easter shows us that. The beauty of spring shouts that there is a resurrection and we can be made alive with Christ. I would encourage you to take some time to meditate on the story of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Get into a Bible-believing church and experience the wonderful presence of God.
Tell God how thankful you are for His Love and love on Him right back. Finally, take some time to pray for those who are bound by sin and the devil, that they would be delivered and experience the salvation and love of Jesus this Easter as well.