Sep 23, 2008 | Good News Daily, Sept 2008

Esther 5:1-14 His wife Zeresh and all his friends said to him, “Have a gallows built, seventy-five feet high, and ask the king in the morning to have Mordecai hanged on it. Then go with the king to the dinner and be happy.” This suggestion delighted Haman, and he had the gallows built. (v.14 NIV)

Haman was hung in the gallows he built. I remember many times when I’ve built the problem that ends up hanging me.

I grew up sailing, and the first lesson I learned was to always keep any lines or sheets (ropes) untangled and free of knots. A knotted sheet can cause the sail to luff (flap) and slow the boat down, and you might even become dead in the water. If you let a small knot form, it inevitably leads to a bigger knot.

This is also true in life. When I ignore the small knots in my life, they end up becoming big knots. Pretty soon, everywhere I look I see the knotted circumstances of my own creation. I am dead in the water. Thankfully, Jesus is patiently waiting for me to ask, “Can You untie these knots?” He always answers, “Yes.”

No matter how knotted your life has become, Jesus can set you free. Turn to him and have him untie the small knots before they get too big! All you have to do is ask.

Psalm 78:1-39; Acts 18:12-28; Luke 3:15-22

Until next time blessings and healing

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