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Friday, February 22, 2013

Think About It

For Such A Time As This

The Book of Esther is a fascinating book of the Bible for it records God’s deliverance of his people. But even more than that, it records how the actions of one individual changed the course of history. We often don’t see how our decision today can have much impact on those around us but in fact they do. Such was the case with Queen Esther.

A quick background of the story finds Esther, a young Jewish woman, elevated to the position of Queen. Another person in the story was Haman who despised the Jews and set a plan in motion whereby all of the Jews, both young and old, would be annihilated on a single day. The only way to stop this was by an order of the King. Esther was the only person available that could get an audience with the King but she knew that if she went in without an invitation, it could mean certain death for no one came to the King unless they were summoned, not even the Queen. We pick up the story in Esther 4:12-14, 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.”

Clearly, Esther had a choice, and she was reminded that there could be a bigger plan then just her own life. Perhaps she was placed in this position just for such a time as this and to this she must decide. The end of the story is that she went to the King and she was received and her people the Jews were not destroyed.

My point in all of this is that we often don’t realize that our life can have a greater purpose than just our own little world. We may not realize that the events that intersect our lives on a daily basis may in reality be the design of God who is trying to get us to move in a certain direction. Perhaps what you are going through today was created for such a time as this. Think about it.



Anonymous said...

May this is why some try to let the public know the truth. I write my letters so people will know what is behind a certain thing that has happened. The good book states that the truth will set you free and I truly beleive this. If all would look for truth, maybe they would understand how God works. Curently most people are being lead as lost sheep in regards to our current health care laws. They failed to see the true reason for this law. It is mainly a power grab over your rights. It will destroy our country if it is not set straight. I pray to God that the truth will come forward for all to set. Enough said.

Anonymous said...

I have always loved this bible story. One of my favorites.

Sue said...

I LOVE these Think About Its"

Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading these "Think about it", that is only one of the great storiess in the bible. God has a purpose & plan for every one of us! No matter what we are going through He will walk us through it!

Tom Maynard said...

I have always enjoyed and appreciated the "Think about it" posts on this site. Have looked at the profile picture on the autor's blog and don't reconize. Has same first name as Pastor Bernie Knefley. Is he my mystery author?