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Friday, September 16, 2016

Doing the Esther!

When we are in a position of influence whereby we can make a difference, what are we to do? Especially if the non-action would cause a great injustice. Should we exercise the influence and pursue the call of justice? Such situation reminds me of Esther. She was blessed to become the queen, the wife of King Xerxes.  During that time, her people, the Jews, were under threat of annihilation. What she did was she set up a meeting with the King(despite such rule that she is not allowed to do so) and sought the King's favor to protect her people. It was really a risk because though being queen, she is still subject to the King's rule and punishment for breaking it may be fatal! Look at the former queen Hadassah Vashti! She was dethroned! Well thank God she decided to speak up and a generation of Jews was preserved and is still alive and living till this day.

Would she be spared if she were to keep silent? And would it be the end of her people?

Esther 4:14 "For if you remain silent at this time,relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this."So from this passage, the answer is a definite no! I did the Esther move a few months back, not because I know that if I were to keep silent, I will still perish. I did what I did because I believe in justice and that justice must prevail. Maybe I might be ridiculed by others but who cares? Its God whom I have to answer to and yes, God I should fear, not men!

I believe in freedom of religion. It is for all races and there ought to be no exception to it. Even if a fellow Christian who would one day find themselves not believing anymore, sad as it may be, we are to let them go. It is their choice and we have to be respectful of that. If a Christian group seeks to compel the citizens to be a Christian, by all means, I will fight against it though I am a Christian myself! After all, compulsion to worship is not God's way! My hope and dream for Malaysia during this day is that there will be freedom of religion for all races. That may seem far reaching for now, but the pursuit to freedom of religion must go on. Looking forward to see it soon!

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