September 2016 Issue
Julius Hudacek is the world’s most entertaining goaltender. Currently playing in the Swedish Ice Hockey League, he puts on quite a show on ice after the game to celebrate if his team wins. In one of his one-man performances, called #HudaShow on the Internet, he danced and then took a ride on an ice resurfacing machine. In another, he did four cartwheels. Four. In full goalie gear. One commentator remarked, “When he wins, we all win with his postgame celebrations.”
In this month’s study with Today in the Word, we’ll learn about an exuberant celebration by the Jewish people during the days of Purim. But before those days of Purim in Esther 9, we’ll read a fascinating story of cowardliness and courage, betrayal and loyalty, love and hatred. Through Esther’s royal position, the devotion of Mordecai, and above all, God’s sovereignty and care for His people, we’ll see the miraculous deliverance of the Jewish nation. It’s a wonderful cause for us to celebrate even today. The Jewish people won—therefore, we all won.
Thank you for joining us in our study of the book of Esther. We pray that as you read about God providence in seemingly impossible circumstances in the past, you’ll see His work in your life today more clearly and will praise Him with exuberance.
Volume 29 Issue 9
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