Friday, August 12, 2011

30 Days of Esther: Day 27

"To stablish this among them, that they should keep the fourteenth day of the month Adar, and the fifteenth day of the same, yearly,22 As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor." - Esther 9:21-22

The Jews realized the importance of remembering what the Lord has done for us. Likewise we observe the Lord's Supper. There's a reason why we do this, it's a very important reason.
" And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel." - Judges 2:10

When do not remind ourselves of the great and mighty works of the Lord. If we are not continually mindful then how will our children know what God has done for us?
The Jews in Persia had learned from their former mistakes. They set up a Holiday as a memorial of God's works. Just as we erect memorials to war heroes and past presidents, even more importantly we should have memorials to our children of what the Lord has done for our lives. Our children should know our testimonies, and be taught to share their testimony with their children!

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