God’s Sense of Humor – Esther 4-7

6:6 So Haman came in, and the king said to him, “What should be done for the man whom the king wishes to honor?” Haman thought to himself,7 “Who is it that the king would want to honor more than me?” 6:7 So Haman said to the king, “For the man whom the king wishes to honor, 6:8 let them bring royal attire which the king himself has worn and a horse on which the king himself has ridden – one bearing the royal insignia!8 6:9 Then let this clothing and this horse be given to one of the king’s noble officials. Let him9 then clothe the man whom the king wishes to honor, and let him lead him about through the plaza of the city on the horse, calling10 before him, ‘So shall it be done to the man whom the king wishes to honor!’”

6:10 The king then said to Haman, “Go quickly! Take the clothing and the horse, just as you have described, and do as you just indicated to Mordecai the Jew who sits at the king’s gate. Don’t neglect11 a single thing of all that you have said.”

6:11 So Haman took the clothing and the horse, and he clothed Mordecai. He led him about on the horse throughout the plaza of the city, calling before him, “So shall it be done to the man whom the king wishes to honor!” – Esther 6:6-11

God has a sense of humor and he proves it in Esther.  Now, this really makes sense.  If we are created in God’s image, then it only makes sense that God would have a sense of humor also.   Here we have a man who is bound and determined to have the Jews killed.  But, not only does he want them killed, but he was one particular Jew killed ever more – Mordecai.  Instead of getting to kill Mordecai, Haman is required to lead Mordecai around on a horse shouting how the King wishes to honor him.  All the while Mordecai is dressed in royal garments and riding on a royal steed.  To make matters worse for Haman this is exactly the honor he thought he was creating for himself.  Does this give new meaning to the idea that all things work for good for those who love God (Romans 8:28?

Heavenly Father,

I am so glad that we have a God who looks our for his followers.  I am so grateful that your love protects us from those who would seek to destroy us.  I am truly grateful that you do have a sense of humor.  Lord, help me to serve you each and every day.  I love you Lord.  Amen.

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