For Just Such a Time as This

I’ve been thinking about the flood victims today. Several areas in Louisiana flooded last week and the rain continues down south moving into Texas. Some parts of Texas are experiencing flood waters right now.

Some are probably wondering why this is happening to them. I’ve wondered at times why I was in a particular situation. I’m sure you have as well.

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Queen Esther found herself in a situation which frightened her also. In the book of Esther we can read about the life of this beautiful, Jewish women. Her beauty gained her a royal position; however, there came a time when she had to make a decision. And that decision could’ve been a fatal one for her.

Entering the kings area without him calling for you could get you killed, but Esther had to save her people. One of the kings officials ordered all Jews to be slaughtered. This meant Esther’s family would die. So on the advice of her cousin, Mordecai, who raised her she went before the king to ask him and his highest official to a banquet so she could talk to him about letting the Jews live.

The king did not have Esther killed for coming into his area without an invitation, he allowed her in and also granted her request to attend the banquet. As a result, the Jews were not put to death. The evil official who wanted them dead was killed.

The Jewish people lived because Esther risked her life going before the king uninvited, but because of her courage to endure, the very bloodline of Christ was not compromised. As I mentioned, in the beginning Esther feared for her life going before the king. Mordecai encouraged her to do so with these words,

…..who can say but that you have been elevated to the palace for just such a time as this? Esther 4:14 (NLT.)

You may be going through a difficult time. You may have complex circumstances taking place and need to make a decision. Listen to  what God is telling you. You may also be where you are for just such a time as this.

 

 

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8 comments

  1. What a precious reminder to press in to God’s promises when our world is crumbling all around. I will never forget how devastating it was to see our home fall apart during Hurricane Ike. We lost much! However, this time remains one of my most precious memories. In the book of Esther, the name of God is never mentioned. However, He is constantly working behind the scenes. I think when we are going through difficulties we often struggle to comprehend, “Where is God? Is He listening?” And yet…in His perfect timing, He reveals Himself.

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