“He (Mordecai) had been exiled from Yerushaiayim with the captives exiled with Y’khanyah (Jeconiah) king of Y’hudah (Judah), whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon had carried off.”
Esther 2:6 CJB
As we see the world around us, we, too, can feel like we are exiled captives, especially as we see the crazy things happening in the world around us!
“Don’t let yourselves be disturbed. Trust in God and trust in Me. In My Father’s house are many places to live. If there weren’t, I would have told you; because I am going there to prepare a place for you. Since I am going and preparing a place for you, I will return to take you with Me; so that where I am, you may be also.”
John 14:1-3 CJB
Like the Jewish people being in Babylon for 70 years, we, too, can feel like we are in captivity! What we need to do is not get all tangled up in the world’s mess, but instead get caught up in the LORD!
“What I am leaving with you is shalom-I am giving you My shalom. I don’t give the way the world gives. Don’t let yourselves be upset or frightened.”
John 14:27 CJB
Today, remember, our time on earth is relatively short, as far as time goes, but we will be with the LORD for all eternity! So, let’s share the peace of the LORD with those who don’t know Him!
May your day be filled with opportunities to share God’s peace!