Ministry as Comedy

by caseybedell

Queen Esther risks her life to save her people.  King Jesus lays down his life to save his people.  Esther risks descent but continues to ascend.  Jesus chooses to descend with the reward of ascent.  Gospel ministry is the same, cross then glory.  Esther’s ministry is about the glory of ascent. While Jesus’ ministry is about the glory of descent.

While the direction of each ministry is different, they both bring about the same result. Together the stories of Esther and Jesus are comedies. Both should make us laugh because both make a mockery of enemies who conspire to bring down God’s people.

In the end,  the Resurrection is a divine comedy.

As YHWH says of the holy seed, “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse. (Gen. 12:3).”

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