This past week I picked up one of the Bibles that lay by my chair and turned to the Book of Esther. You might think that I wanted to read about the beauty of the Queen and truth be told I did stop and ask God if I could be given a dream or a vision of the way she actually looked, so far I haven’t seen her but stayed tuned, I’ll let you know. But I digress, the reason I wanted to read the account of Esther again was to enjoy the fact that our egotistical nemesis Haman, and his sons, were hanged from the very gallows he built on which to hang Mordecai… or what goes around comes around. Instead of studying that further something else caught my attention, read this scripture:
Esther 12-14 When Hathach told Mordecai what Esther had said, Mordecai sent her this message: “Don’t think that just because you live in the king’s house you’re the one Jew who will get out of this alive. If you persist in staying silent at a time like this, help and deliverance will arrive for the Jews from someplace else; but you and your family will be wiped out. Who knows? Maybe you were made queen for just such a time as this.”
So did you see the sentence that captured my attention?
“Maybe you were made queen for such a time as this.”
This made me stop and think, or as the Psalmist put it, Selah. I tried to scan back over my life to see if there were opportunities, ministry opportunities, maybe it was the chance to give someone a helping hand, or a time I should have spoken up in defense of someone being discussed, or passed up a chance to witness to someone one-on-one about the saving power of Jesus. In my thoughts I have done all of those things but then I remember times that maybe I was intimidated into taking a step back, not coming forward, staying quiet instead of being my normally vocal self, many things come to mind.
What have I missed?
Maybe nothing, maybe a lot of things, I don’t know. What I do know is that from this moment forward I want to be more sensitive to the Spirit, to people around me, to the needs of others I may have overlooked and if there is something that I need to be doing then like Queen Esther I will arm myself with fasting and prayer and face the task bravely!
I share this with you because it could be that you were born for a time such as this in your own life’s circle and you don’t want to miss it…