Esther and Anne both had incredible courage in the face of evil and potential destruction of their people.
Presented with the enormous decision to stand for the destiny of her descendants, Queen Esther is known for saying this in the Bible: “For how can I bear to see disaster fall on my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my family?“
It has been noted that Anne Frank wrote this in her diary, an undoubtedly difficult statement to live by in such dire and tragic circumstances: “Be kind and have courage.”
Let us do the same. Be kind. Be brave. And pray.
Ephesians 6:13-18 ~ Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 ~ Remember to stay alert and hold firmly to all that you believe. Be mighty and full of courage. Let love and kindness be the motivation behind all that you do.