Each night before we go to bed, our family reads the bible together and prays together. Sarah has a children’s picture bible that she really enjoys reading from, so she will read it and then we take turns praying. We started in the beginning with Genesis and have just finished Esther.
And, I’ll be honest with you, I’ve forgotten how good a story Esther is, and how appropriate it is for us as Christians today. It’s the story of a Jewish queen that is made aware of a plot to see her people destroyed. She is told that she has a chance to stop it, but she must make a decision to do so.
She is afraid, thinks she can’t, and understands that doing so could result in her loosing her own life. And we see one of the more powerful challenges in scripture as a result of this. Listen to Esther 4:11-14:
“All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that if any man or woman goes to the king inside the inner court without being called, there is but one law—to be put to death, except the one to whom the king holds out the golden scepter so that he may live. But as for me, I have not been called to come in to the king these thirty days.” 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?”
I love that challenge. For such a time as this, she was placed where she was.
It was no accident she was the queen at that moment. It was for that reason and for that purpose that God had her there. It was for such a time as that.
That’s such a powerful concept it was no accident she was there.
And it’s no accident that you are were you are. You are where you are, going through what you’ve went through, going what you are going through, who you are.
It’s no accident. God has you here for a purpose and a reason.
You are valuable and have a purpose for God and for His kingdom. Never forget. Never think otherwise. You are here for a reason. It’s no accident.
Today, be faithful. No matter what the task is ahead of you. Be faithful. God is with you, He will not leave you, and you have the chance today for greatness.
It’s no accident you are here. Be faithful.
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