Irvin Wasswa

Tylertown Campus Pastor

Esther 4:14

14 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?”

In Esther 4 was a crucial point in the life of the people of Israel. Exiled in a distant land, they were under the rule of King Xerxes of Persia. A young woman of Israel named Esther was chosen by the King to be his queen. There was an evil man of the Persians named Haman who disliked the Jewish people and sought to have a decree made for the total annihilation of the Jewish people. In tricking the king, Haman was able to succeed in getting the king to sign off on the decree. The Jewish people were in a mess! A man by the name of Mordecai who lived in the region sought out Esther and pleaded for her to get the king to reverse the decree. It is there we see the famous statement of the entire book: “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

In the book of Esther we see the reality of God’s sovereignty. He is in charge. We see how He orchestrated Esther being chosen as queen over the people out of all the potential ladies who were there in Persia. What Mordecai was alluding to in his question/statement was that God had placed her in the position she was in for a purpose. WOW! 

The same truth applies to where the Lord has us today. He has placed us in the neighborhoods we live in, and given us the jobs we currently have for a purpose. He has given us the families we currently have, and the gifts and skill sets we have for a reason: For Such a Time As This. The question is are we going to make the most of what has been given to us? I pray today we be like Esther, who ultimately made the most of the opportunity given and went into the king’s court and stopped the annihilation of the Jewish people. 

Make the most of the time with your family by leading them to Jesus because we have been given them for such a time as this. Invite your neighbors/co-workers to church and to Christ because you have been placed there for such a time as this! Let’s choose to be Esthers and make the most of the time.