Faith Friday: For such a time as this

I love the Biblical story of Esther. She is described as a beautiful young woman, and for that reason she was taken to the king’s palace to join his harem.

Meanwhile, there was an evil man named Haman who worked for the king and was planning to kill all the Jews. Esther’s uncle Mordecai (who had actually saved the life of the king years before) urged Esther to go to the king and tell him about Haman’s plan.

Esther was worried because if she was to go to the king without him calling for her or granting her permission, she could be put to death.

Her uncle reminded her of a lesson that I think is important for all of us. You and I have the passions, skills, interests, and maybe even chronic diseases that we do in order to serve a very specific purpose that only we can fill.

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? ~Esther 4:14

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