God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Courage for the Call

Read Esther 3:1 through 5:14; John 19:19–42

Trina was a US missionary in Romania when the refugees began pouring into Europe from war-torn countries. As Trina met some of these displaced people, her heart cried for them. As Trina visited refugee camps, she began to see the people as individuals, rather than just being part of a group. She traveled to dangerous places to help meet their spiritual and physical needs.

Rather than focusing on the danger, Trina focused on the need. She fully realized that she could be hurt or killed, but she had the same attitude as Queen Esther, who also knew the danger and still decided to rescue her people.

“Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish” (Esther 4:16).

Prayer Suggestion: Lord, You may not call me to enter refugee camps or rescue a nation. But help me courageously answer no matter what You call me to do.

Quicklook: Esther 4:6–17