“That night the king could not sleep; so he ordered the book of the chronicles, the record of his reign, to be brought in and read to him. 2 It was found recorded there that Mordecai had exposed Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king’s officers who guarded the doorway, who had conspired to assassinate King Xerxes.3 ‘What honour and recognition has Mordecai received for this?’ the king asked.‘Nothing has been done for him,’ his attendants answered.4 The king said, ‘Who is in the court?’ Now Haman had just entered the outer court of the palace to speak to the king about impaling Mordecai on the pole he had set up for him.5 His attendants answered, ‘Haman is standing in the court.’‘Bring him in,’ the king ordered.”NIV
Significant events may turn on small hinges. In this case it was a king’s sleepless night; it was a previous overlooking of Mordecai in the ‘honours list; and it was Haman ‘just happening’ to be in court at the crucial moment. In the church today, many people are wowed by the big and spectacular. I’m not saying God is not in such. He may well be. But my point is that he is also in the small, the ordinary, the commonplace – so much so that we often fail to see Him there. Especially do we fail to see Him in little situations and (those we deem to be) little people.
We may often over-look the faithful godly. But God sees them. He knows their deeds; and in His own time He will rewards.
‘God’s delays are not necessarily His denials.’
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