For Such A Time As This

For-Such-A-Time-As-ThisFor 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?” Esther 4:14

On Wednesday night, I saw my Pastor, Greg Keenen, in the hallway of the church going to the auditorium.  He mentioned a prayer request of someone and said, “Because of what you have gone through, you will know how to pray for him.”  I thought about that statement throughout the next day and was able to verbalize what I already knew – I have a responsibility to share what God has done in my life through cancer.

I have a responsibility to be an example, to show His strength in my life, to speak about His grace and mercy to me. To show Jesus in me.

You may not have had cancer, but something else.  I think you will find the soil dark and rich and ready to grow the seed  in someone else’s life when you speak about how The Lord brought you through that trial.  I’m not talking about quitting your job and being a full time advocate, but as you go through the day take the opportunities to share His goodness.

God has been kind to me.   I fail Him daily, but He has been kind and faithful.  I want to tell others about what He has done for me, do you?

To paraphrase Esther -who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom [and gone through what you have gone through] for such a time as this?

Wayne Watson beautifully puts this thought in song –

2 thoughts on “For Such A Time As This

  1. This is true not only for times of sickness and struggle, but to help others see hope in the midst of deep rooted sin. If someone struggles from a serious sin problem (sexual addiction, pride, rebellion, etc.), who better to help them and give them how than some who had been redeemed from the same sin. We shouldn’t see our sinful past as some thing to hide but as the stories of Jesus’ have in our lives. Great post Bro Steve!


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