“Can You See Jesus in Me?”
BIBLE READING: Esther 8-10
According to secular history, King Ahasuerus was assassinated about 10 years later, in 465 BC, and we hear nothing else of Esther and Mordecai. But this short postscript contains a nugget of eternal truth. Mordecai became second in command, very much like 2 other believers in the Old Testament: Joseph in the Egyptian dynasty (Genesis 41:37) and Daniel in both the Babylonian and Medo-Persian empires (Daniel 6:28). All 3 of these men are small pictures of Jesus embedded in the Old Testament. Mordecai, “…was great among the Jews and popular with the multitude of his brothers, for he sought the welfare of his people and spoke peace to all his people.” (Esther 10.3). Mordecai’s actions provided salvation for the Jews during his short lifespan. Although there is no mention of Mordecai in the New Testament, we can see a foreshadowing of Jesus Christ. Jesus too came seeking the good of His people, speaking peace to His kindred, all of mankind, and providing salvation for all who believe on Him for eternity. Isn’t that the way other people should view us, as a portrait of Christ? I am in no way suggesting that we are on the same level of perfection that Jesus is, yet if we are Christians, He lives within us (2 Corinthians 13.5). When people see us, they should be able to see Jesus shining through our lives. My prayer is that we all live our lives in such a way that people can see a little more of Jesus in us every day.