For Such a Time as This
Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"
In the Old Testament book of Esther we read of a beautiful young girl who essentially won a beauty contest and became the queen over the kingdom. A very wicked man whose name was Haman developed a plot to exterminate all of the Jewish people.
Queen Esther was safe and secure there in the palace. She didn't want to bother herself with the problems of those people. Everything was going all right for her. But her uncle Mordecai came to her and said,
If you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place. But who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this. (Esther 4:14)
Esther recognized what she needed to do. She appealed to the king, averted the plot, and God saved the Jews.
I say to you also, who knows whether God has not put you where you are at this moment for such a time as this. This world is getting darker. The only hope for our world is a spiritual awakening. Don’t put too much hope in politicians or diplomats. We have got to get the gospel out. We have got to work as never before, because time is short. The devil knows that, and he is trying to drag as many people down as he possibly can.
We have got to get out there and make a difference. God wants to use you, and He has a place for you, a part for you to play, a seed for you to sow, a call for you to answer. You can make a difference.
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