Victory Vitamin Blog – Esther 2:17

Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti. 

-Esther 2:17 NIV


Esther was a common Israelite girl.  She moved with her adoptive father and many other Jews to a place called Susa.  The king there was Xerxes.  He held what was essentially a beauty contest to find a new queen.  Esther won!  I realize that this whole scenario may seem offensive these days, judging a woman based primarily on her looks is demeaning and shallow, but God was behind this, orchestrating these events to save His people, the Jews.  The Bible tells us that Esther was beautiful.  King Xerxes was looking for someone beautiful.  By bringing Esther into a position of favor with Xerxes, God was carrying out His plan to rescue the Jews living there from certain death.  A scoundrel in the city convinced Xerxes to kill the Jews.  Xerxes didn’t know Esther was one of them.  Esther went to Xerxes, revealed that she was  Jew, and begged Xerxes to spare her people.  Xerxes was enraged at the scoundrel who tried to have the Jews killed, and had him put to death instead.  Esther points us to Jesus, who is perfect and holy, and who interceded on the cross to save us from certain death.  Esther had gifts and abilities other than looking good.  She was wise, courageous, and faithful.  But it was her looks that got her foot in the door of the palace.  My point is this.  You have been given gifts as well.  They may seem shallow, insignificant, and useless to you, but they may be useful in bringing the Good News of Jesus to others.  Ultimately it’s love that will attract others to us and allow us to share what Jesus has done for us, and for them.  Perhaps we haven’t all been blessed with good looks, but the love of Christ is always attractive.  Let it show!

Map Dots and Miracles – Lent 2018-Starting Feb 14th, 2018 – 6 PM Supper – 7 PM Worship

Map Dots and Miracles – Lent 2018-Starting Feb 14th, 2018 – 6 PM Supper – 7 PM Worship

The events recorded in the Bible are historic fact.  They took place in time and at specific places that we could travel to today.  This Lenten season we’ll learn about some of the places Jesus went, and the miracles that took place there.

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Victory Lutheran Church – March 12, 2018- 1-7 PM

American Red Cross Blood Drive – Victory Lutheran Church – March 12, 2018 – 1-7 PM

We will be hosting a American Red Cross Blood Drive here at Victory Lutheran Church on November 28th at 1-7 pm. You can sign up to donate by clicking here. Or you can sign up on the signup sheet on the back table in the church sanctuary. We will also need volunteers to help register the people donating and hand out juice and snacks to them as well. You can click here to volunteer to help.

The American Red Cross has changed the name of the double red cell donation to power red donation to find out more about this process click here.

There an option called RapidPass that speeds up the donation screening process.  You can complete the donor questions from home or work, wherever you choose click here to check find out more.