I am Hatach, but I bet many of you have never heard of me. Well, I am here to tell you that I am the unsung hero of the Purim story. Oh, I am easy to forget. In fact, I am so good at being unobtrusive that even Esther and Mordecai sometimes forget about me.
But at the end of the day, I am the one who you should thank for Esther’s foiling Haman’s plot to kill the Jews.
You see Esther was locked away in her sumptuous palace. Mordecai, a commoner had no access to her. He could only sit in the outer courtyard, and sometimes even then he breached protocol by dressing in sackcloth and ashes. Of course, as Iwas to find out, he had good reason. Only because I took his message to Esther and successfully conveyed its urgency did Esther find the courage to risk her very life to see the King.
Do I make too much of my role? Hah! If I do, it is only because for two thousand plus years people have forgotten all about me. So, I want to set the record straight,
But then I am getting ahead of myself. We have a story to tell
It takes place in imperial Persia long long ago …
Join us at the ZOOM link below to hear the story at 7:30 this evening!