The story of Esther is a breathtaking one. It’s like can this get any more exciting and stressful. And although this story — a real one — was set ove two thousand years ago the principles are for us today.
One of the best parts of this story is found in today’s reading. 13 Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. 14 For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:13-14).
Haman has conspired to see all the Jews exterminated and Esther is a Jew. Her uncle Mordecai is pleading with her to go before the king and plead their case. She is hesitant and then Mordecai replies with this timeless truth. It’s timeless because although this is written about Esther in 453 BC it could also be written about you and me. I believe God has put us on this planet just when he wanted to and for specific reasons that further his kingdom work. Do you know what God has for you? Do you know why you have come to this earth for such a time as this? We all have a story to tell about how God has used use. Is he using you to further his designs in the world? If you don’t know spend some time with him and ask him what task he has given you. Because I know that you have come to this planet for such a time as this.
God bless you real good.