Esther struggled with a problem. In trying to save the life of the Jewish people, she risked losing her own life. Finally, she said, “if I perish, I perish.” Now what kind of statement is that? It’s a very Jewish expression. Growing up, my elderly Jewish relatives would make statements like, “If it rains, it rains!”, “If you miss the bus, you miss the bus!”, “If they don’t like you, they don’t like you!” The translation of this Jewish expression is this: “It’s not the biggest tragedy; there are more important things.” When Esther says, “If I perish, I perish,” she’s saying that there are greater things than her earthly life and trying to survive. If she loses her life for the Lord’s sake, it won’t be the end for her. She’ll be blessed eternally with something much greater. Whatever your fear is, approach it in a Jewish way and tell yourself,“So what? It won’t be the end of the world. I don’t have to fear it anymore. I’ve got a treasure that’s greater… and if I perish, I perish.”
Today’s Mission – Approach any fears you have today with the attitude that it’s not the end of the world, because God is greater.