For Such A Time As This

And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? Esther 4:14b

It’s one of the really cool questions in the Bible.

Esther ascended to an influential position in a foreign land through a most unlikely series of events. She subsequently faced a difficult and potentially dangerous decision. Her uncle, Mordecai, encouraged her to overcome her fears and confront a volatile king on behalf of her people. “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Mordecai believed Esther faced a divine appointment, that God worked through events in her life and placed her in a strategic position. God orchestrated a complex set of mid-course corrections and long-term trajectories “for such a time as this.”

A pastor friend used to gaze solemnly around the congregation and say, “No one is here by accident.”

At the time it creeped me out because I thought everyone else knew why they were there and I had no clue why I was there.

Now I think it’s enough to believe there’s a purpose even when I don’t know exactly what it is.

I love the notion that God’s brought us together for such a time as this. Who knows?

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:18
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