I Love It When…

Years ago there was a television program that aired called The A-TeamThe team leader, Hannibal Smith, had a famous quote that he always said sometime during the program. “I love it when a plan comes together.”

As I was reading my Bible,the Book of Esther to be exact, that quote came back to me. I could not fail to notice how God brought His plan together. Follow how intricate God’s plan was:

  1. Esther, a captive Jew, was ‘chosen’ to be the new Queen of Persia.
  2. Mordecai, Esther’s uncle, just ‘over heard’ a plot to assassinate the King and saves his life.
  3. One of the princes in the kingdom was Haman. Haman hated Mordecai and devised a plan to eliminate him.
  4. One night the king could not sleep. [Does God cause insomnia?] He asked that someone read to him about the recent events in the kingdom. He was reminded that Mordecai stopped a plot to kill the king.
  5. Mordecai is honored = Haman is outraged.
  6. Haman devises a plan to destroy all the Jews in the kingdom, including Queen Esther. (You will have to read the Book of Esther for details.
  7. Mordecai sees God’s plan in all this and says, “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14  {aka “I love it when a plan comes together.”

God knows the end from the beginning. He is never caught by surprise. His plan and will is always best.

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2 thoughts on “I Love It When…

  1. This is one of my favorite Bible stories! It has more “coincidences” than a Dickens’ novel. The heavenly Father must have a fabulous sense of humor. And we rarely guess His endings! God is good… all the time!

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