“That night the king could not sleep. So one was commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.” Esther 6:1
It has been said with a sovereign God there are no coincidences, only God-incidences. There is no doubt it was a God-incidence that the king couldn’t sleep the night spoken of in Esther 6:1. God kept the king awake knowing Haman was busy building the gallows to hang Mordecai. The king could have arranged for something to help him fall asleep. He could have called a troubadour to sing him to sleep or called a concubine from his harem to help calm him, but instead he had someone read the records of the chronicles to him. This may sound like the perfect thing to put someone to sleep quickly, but before the king could fall asleep he heard something very interesting. Within the records of the chronicles was the record of Mordecai’s service to the king five years earlier. This information made the king think fondly of Mordecai and would end up saving Mordecai’s life.
Do we believe our sovereign God can actually direct us to a book that will end up saving us? I recently read about another God-incidence that proves yet again how God is always working behind the scenes. In 1916, a British student bought a book at a used-book stall in a railway station. He had looked at the book and rejected it at least a dozen times before, but that day he purchased it. It was titled “Phantastes” and was written by George MacDonald. Reading that book eventually led to that young man’s conversion. Who was he? C.S. Lewis! How marvelous is the providence of God?!
Join us Wednesday night at the Portillo’s home at 6:30 as we open Esther 6 and discover many more “God-incidences” that are certain to bless you abundantly. God bless you and hope to see you there!