“And they told Mordecai what Esther had said. 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. 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?”
In these verses there is a decree sent out to have all the Jews killed. Mordecai (Jew) and Esther (Jew), he’s giving her advice on what she can do to help since she was brought into the kingdom in the most unusual of ways, now she is the queen.
After reading this I thought, “do I think if I back away, stay over where I’m at, where I’m comfortable and nothing bad will happen in the tough situations brought up by being a Christian?” Do we want to be comfortable and nothing bad happen, or be uncomfortable and something amazing happens, not for us but for the Kingdom? Another crazy thought, no matter what struggle we’re in, what enemies are around us, just any situation we may have, God’s Kingdom is going to prevail no matter what we decide to do, so wouldn’t we want to suffer over a good cause, Godly cause rather than suffer to our flesh and let the world push us down? What if the people around you at your jobs or wherever you are have been divinely placed in your path for such a time as this? We going to stand up or shrink back? Suffer for the Kingdom or suffer for yourself? What if this message was sent for such a time as this? Really sit back, pay attention to all the moments in your day, it’s crazy how God works things out for His children, question is what are we going to do about it?
To add to this God Gold message that was written sometime back now, I want to reinforce the challenge here to you with the challenge given earlier this week and the context that we face now in our lives. God has a crazy way of working things together, to place two Jews in an area such as the Kingdom of the land in such a brutal and hard time for anyone that was a Jew. How crazy is that? To you, who may be at home, no work at the moment, you’re quarantined for a while in the midst of this virus that is going around causing fear come to many of the people around us, We have a choice to make. We can sit comfortably in our homes, watch Netflix and do whatever please us in this time. We can spend our time hiding from the hurt and pain that is plaguing the world around us and our neighbors and act as if it isn’t happening because as long as me and my family are good that’s all that matters.
OR, we can rise up, as the “church” of Christ, His hands and feet we can step up and reach out to others around us that are in need. We can look to ways to offer our assistance even if that is a loving voice to talk to or a message of encouragement over the phone. God has placed us here for such a time as this, He has rid us of distractions and given us the gift of technology for such a time as this! He has given us an opportunity to serve the hurting others around us with His love!!! To give them hope when all they see is hopelessness, to give them joy when all they feel is despair, to give them faith where their faith may have been running low! ‘
For such a time as this, God has given us a purpose to walk in and everything we need to do it!!! Let’s rise up and take hold of what God is going to do in our lives and even more importantly, in the many lives around us!!!