Esther 9:1 – 4 On the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, the edict commanded by the king was to be carried out. On this day the enemies of the Jews had hoped to overpower them, but now the tables were turned and the Jews got the upper hand over those who hated them. The Jews assembled in their cities in all the provinces of King Xerxes to attack those seeking their destruction. No one could stand against them, because the people of all the other nationalities were afraid of them. And all the nobles of the provinces, the satraps, the governors and the king’s administrators helped the Jews, because fear of Mordecai had seized them. Mordecai was prominent in the palace; his reputation spread throughout the provinces, and he became more and more powerful.
Well, the tables have certainly turned, haven’t they? Haman, who hated the Jews, stood at the right hand of the king. He was very powerful, and people feared him. But now Mordecai, a Jew, held that same position! He stood at the right hand of the king, protecting his people. Many of the people of that day refused to harm the Jews simply because of their fear and respect for Mordecai’s position.
I love the way this parallels with our own lives, as Christians! Did you know that we have One who stands at the right hand of the Father? Jesus Christ holds the power of God Almighty. And Jesus is our brother. He loves us, He defends and protects us, and He always looks out for our best interests.
When we accept Christ as our Savior, we have a friend in high places. Yes, bad things still happen to us. But we may never know of the bad things that don’t come our way, simply because Jesus has not allowed it. Satan, no matter how much he hates Jesus, is still afraid of Jesus, just as the people of Susa were afraid of Mordecai, and the power he held.
I love having that kind of clout behind me, don’t you?
Dear Father, Thank You for Jesus, who stands at Your right hand, defending me against Satan’s blows.