Monday, February 16, 2015

For such a time as this- February 14, 2015

I have been thinking the past couple of days about the story of Esther in the Bible.  For those of you who may not know the story, Esther was a Hebrew.  When the King's wife died, he sought a beautiful bride and found Esther.  At some point after she was made the queen, the King's advisors convinced him that the Hebrews were a danger to him and convinced him to sign an order that the Hebrews would be destroyed.  Esther's uncle, Mordecai, came to her to ask that she plead for the Hebrews.  There was a law in the land that when anyone came to the King without invitation, if he failed to extend his scepter, they would be killed.  Esther would literally be risking her life.  Mordecai says to her:  "and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"

I have thought of Esther often these past couple of days.  Sometimes we may not understand why someone we love is going through a trial.  Once they have conquered that trial, they may be there for others "for such a time as this."  I am grateful to those who turn their trials into blessings to others.

This is a nice video about Esther:  Video about Esther

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