The king rose from the feast in wrath and went into the palace garden, but Haman stayed to beg his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that the king had determined to destroy him.
Reflection by Duke Yaguchi
In the book of Esther, the king's opinion is easily changed from being pro-Haman, to anti-Mordecai, to anti-Mordecai, to anti-Haman. It seems that the king's fancy is swayed by whomever he speaks to last.
It would be awful to live in a world where we thought God was fickle and changed His opinion at every turn. The ancient Greeks and Romans had a number of Gods to explain the oceans and the weather and everything in between. Come to think of it though, isn't that what we do when we question God's power and decision-making when turbulent weather hits various parts of the world and bring calamity to thousands around the globe? Do we begin to think of God being fickle and changing His opinion of humanity at every turn? Why can't our faith be stronger and believe God always loves us?
Dear God. Help me grow in faith so that I stop doubting your love no matter what happens around me. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.