The Beautiful Queen

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Sometimes it seems that the evil people are having a field day and you wonder does God interfere and punish their evil acts? Why does God wait on them? Here is an unbelievable story of how God turns evil around and makes the evil plotters to fall in the very ditch they dug for God’s children.

King Achashveyrosh of Babylon wanted to find a queen. So, a search was set through the kingdom to find a bride. Esther was found. The king fell in love with her because she was beautiful, gracious and kind. Esther was a Jew who lost her parents when Babylon invaded Israel. Esther was raised by her uncle Mordechai who worked for the king.  And Mordechai asked Esther to keep her nationality a secret.

With time, Haman the Prime Minster developed great hate for Mordecahi and asked the King to authorize a royal decree to annihilate the Jews.

When Mordechai heard the dreadful news he urged queen Esther to talk to the king immediately. But Esther was afraid because she was not permitted to see the king that month unless she was invited by him. Breaking this law meant death to her. But she decided to risk her life for the sake of her people. and all the Jews joined Esther in a three day prayer and fast.

Although he was initially angry at Esther, King Achashveyrosh spared her life and asked her what she wanted. So, the queen asked the King to accept her dinner invitation and come with Hamman to her palace. And then, she would reveal her wish to him.

Filled with joy, Haman became proud that he’d been asked to dine with the king and the queen. But, when he saw Mordechai, he was filled with uncontrollable hate and he decided that night to build a gallows to hang Mordechai. And Hamman planned to speak to the king about it next morning.

But that night, the king lost his sleep and asked his guard to read him the chronicles until he sleeps. Providentially, the script was about the story of Mordecai exposing a plot to assassinate the king. The king was thrilled and inquired: what was Mordecai’s reward? To his surprise there was nothing done for his faithful servant. So, the king decided to honor Mordechai .

Next morning, as Hamman came to see the king to ask him to hang Mordecai, The king asked him, “What should be done for the man the king delights to honor?” Haman filled with pride thought the king was planning to honor him, said to the king, “For the man the king delights to honor, have them bring a royal robe the king has worn and a horse the king has ridden, one with a royal crest placed on its head. Then let the robe and horse be entrusted to one of the king’s most noble princes. Let them robe the man the king delights to honor, and lead him on the horse through the city streets, proclaiming before him, `This is what is done for the man the king delights to honor!'” And the king said, “Go at once. Get the robe and the horse and do just as you have suggested for Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king’s gate.” What an utter shock to Hamman that must have been! But Hamman had to obey right away the kings command.

At the banquet, queen Esther revealed to the king her nationality and begged him to save her life and the lives of her people. The king was furious to hear that someone dared to inflict harm on his queen and inquired who that man might have been? The queen said it was Hamman. The king was very angry. Then, one of the king’s attendants told the king about the gallows that Hamman build to hang Mordecai. So, the king ordered that Hamman may be hanged on those gallows. Then, the king reversed the laws that Haman had done to destroy the Jews.

What an amazing story!

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