From the Pastor’s DeskWritten by edgewoodpres on Aug 13, 2015 in - No Comments
For Such a Time as This
“Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this” Ester 4:14b
The story of Ester has always been a source of encouragement to me. This young, beautiful woman, not of royal birth was chosen by the king. When a member of the king’s council conceived a plot to kill an entire nation of people. Ester was a part of that nation and would be destroyed also despite her position in the palace.
Sometimes we are placed in a prominent place. We are just ordinary people in a place for God’s purpose. We are always award of that purpose and we call it God’s favor or a blessing from God. You are right! You are a blessing for someone else – even an entire nation.
God has placed us in Lewisburg, in our jobs, in our neighborhoods to be a blessing to those around us. You have come into this royal priesthood of believers just so that you can make a difference.
If we hesitate to live into God’s purpose there is a clear consequence. God will use someone else and we are destroyed – even living in the king’s palace.
Brothers and sisters, we have a purpose. We are called to make a difference in the world. When we fail to live into our purpose we risk being destroy with the world.
My grandfather would sit and watch the news and say “the world is going to hell in a handbasket with a ribbon on it”. Help make my grandfather’s prediction void. Do not risk destruction with the world. Make a difference! Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this.
With love and purpose,