Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WFW- For Such a Time as This




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(Queen Esther   from the  Film by the same name)

Esther 4:14

14 For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”  
Do you ever  wonder if you were born for such a time as this....  how could one life be so  important  or fulfil such a high calling.....   We  see so many  in the Bible who  did that just....

Later this week   is the celebration of Purim,  a time when Israel rejoiced in the  nullification of the  vile  decrees  set against  the people  by  Haman,  the  Persian head of state  to  King  Xerxes, her  husband....By her  very brave act of obedience she  put a plan into action that saved the  Jewish people....   This week  many  have fasted  and prayed   for  Israel    because     the nation and  her people   are standing before  an enemy that  continues to desire to  annihilate them.... strife continues in the  Middle East and  we  who    seek the peace of Jerusalem and  the world  offer  up prayers  for wisdom, patience, and    God's  Holy provision  during these trying times....    
So What about us?      Can our  repentance  like that of Esther and Mordecai ... our faithfulness and  courage  against  great  odds, our  prayer and fasting   before God  make a difference in  our world?   We  will never know  unless we step out into faith and try....  

3 comments:

  1. Thank-you for this reminder of Purim--and reminder to pray for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem.

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  2. What a beautiful reminder. I really need to watch that movie again. I do keep Israel in prayer... God Bless :)

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