Each of the past few days as we’ve been together at Camp Wesley Pines, I’ve related a different Biblical character back to a character from Star Wars. Today’s topic deals with royalty. Today, we at Esther, with just a portion of her story, as found in Esther 4: 12-14:
12 When they told Mordecai Esther’s words, 13 he had them respond to Esther: “Don’t think for one minute that, unlike all the other Jews, you’ll come out of this alive simply because you are in the palace. 14 In fact, if you don’t speak up at this very important time, relief and rescue will appear for the Jews from another place, but you and your family will die. But who knows? Maybe it was for a moment like this that you came to be part of the royal family.”
Today we see Queen Esther. She is queen, but she is also a Jew. And the Jews are soon going to be destroyed because they are hated. She is faced with a choice, could she risk her life, going to the king and pleading for her people, or should she be quiet, hoping that the trouble would not come. But Mordecai told her that she couldn’t do that. And in fact, she needed to be brave and do the right thing. Because it may be for just this moment that God placed her as queen.
So that is what she did. She was brave and did the right thing, using her power for good and for others.
Just like Princess Leia. Like Esther, she too was a queen. But she also faced a choice. She could live her life in safety as royalty, or she could do what was right, work for the freedom of the universe and stand up the Empire.
Even though it was hard. And dangerous.
It was still the right thing to do. So she did the right thing.
Just like Esther and Princess Leia, God has you where He has you today for some great reason. Do what it is that He is calling you to do, even if it looks hard. He has you here for a reason. Be brave. Be strong. Do what is right.
And God will do amazing things.