The Great Director | Esther 6:1-2
Esther 6:1-2 That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him. It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes.
Was it indigestion? Or insomnia? Or was the king's sleeplessness caused by a gnawing question about the significance of his leadership? Who knows what God used to keep the king awake and need a bedtime story about the history of his reign. But through the reading, the wide-awake king learned that a man named Mordecai had exposed an assassination plot and he decided to honor the man who saved his life.
In sweet irony, the king assigned wicked Haman, who was intent on killing Mordicai, to be the one to lead the honoring ceremony. Haman led Mordicai around the town singing the praises of the man he absolutely despised. God has a great sense of humor!
This passage is a reminder that God is at work in all the details of life. Think about it...God works through sleepless nights, flat tires, and cancelled flights. God is there when the baby won't sleep, the car won't start, and the bills won't stop. Do you think it's a coincidence that the job went away, the advancement didn't come, or that another move is in the future? God is the Great Director and He has a great part for you to play.
Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that You are sovereign over all! You are at work in my doubt, disappointments, and sleepless nights. I trust You. Help me to trust You more. In Jesus’ name. Amen.