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for such a time as this…

Esther was placed exactly where God wanted her. She was there by her willingness to obey God’s direction in her life.

When Haman plotted to have all the Jews killed, Mordecai reminded Esther that God had placed her in the palace for a reason.

4:13-14 Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews.For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Wow.

{…For Such a Time as This…}

4:15-16 Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer, Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

Esther did not know where her obedience to God would take her. She may have even been killed for her actions.

But what stuck out to me was the fact she did not just rush into action. She called for the Jews to fast & pray. She planned the gatherings, the guests, the menus. She took time and asked for wisdom, then took action.

So even while I wait, I know I am in the place God has for me. He has prepared me for such a time as this.

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{Esther}

In light of the the upcoming holiday Purim I decided to take some time and study the mysterious character of Esther.

{The maid was fair and beautiful}

This is the first reference to Esther in the Bible. She was known for her beauty~

2:15 “And Esther obtained favor in the sight of all them that looked upon her”

{She was beautiful}

{She was wise}

She obtained favor, she was wise in how she interacted with people.

I admit imagine her tall and graceful, sweeping in and exuding the confidence that makes the King fall madly in love with her.

Fairy tale and fantasy maybe~

God gave us Esther as an example to follow.

God used Esther, her beauty and wisdom, to save her people from destruction.

{be as breathtakingly beautiful as Esther}

Beautiful {Inside & Out}

We may not understand the situations we are placed in. We may never fully understand why.

But our God has a plan.

Am I wiling to be used of God? Am I waiting on His timing?

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