Newsletter for the Month of Adar 1, 5784 by Sherry Lush
Monday, February 12, 2024
Greetings to All!
We pray this new month find you all thriving and rejoicing in the Lord. As we continue to watch the prophetic clock ticking, our thoughts turn more and more to His Word and our relationship with the Lord to find our joy and our hope. The month of Adar is a month that reminds us that our hope is in the all-powerful God of creation who does miracles!
Counting from the month of Nisan, Adar is the 12th month on the Biblical calendar.
The name 'Adar' derives from a related word, 'adir' meaning strength and power! This is reason to lift our heads and proclaim that our strength comes from the Lord and we trust in Him!
*Isaiah 40:9-10 Go up on a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news. Raise your voice loudly, O Jerusalem, herald of good news. Lift it up, do not be afraid! Say to the cities of Judah, 'Here is your God! Behold, the Lord GOD comes with might, and His arm establishes His rule. His reward is with Him, and His recompense accompanies Him.
It is during Adar that joy increases as we remember on the 14th of Adar we rejoice during the holiday of Purim, when Esther and Mordechai were granted victory over the wicked Haman. 'Pur' from the word Purim means lots, and we are reminded that like a lottery, there is that which is over nature and over human understanding. There is a God who directs from the heavenly courts.
We wish you all a blessed time of rejoicing in that victory and all the victories yet to come, as we read the book of Esther, eat hamantaschen and enjoy great fellowship with one another.
*1 John 5:4 For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
We are overcomers! Rejoice!