O take the whole world but give me Jesus.
When they conveyed the king’s order to Queen Vashti, she refused to come. (Esther 1:12)
Relate: An offer was on the table. Actually, it was the combination of two offers. Bill’s father had owned a small seafood restaurant on the Louisiana coast. It had been his dad’s pride and joy and had been a staple of the tiny community for longer than Bill had been alive. These past few years, however, things had taken a turn for the worse. His dad had finally fallen to a long running war against cancer and the extended illness meant the place hadn’t received the attention it needed and it would be very costly to get the building up to code. Although Bill had graduated from restaurant management, he had lived in the northeast and had never planned to follow in his father’s footsteps…
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