10 years ago , I had a friend of mine saved while we were sitting in my den .
God rejoiced ,the Angels in Heaven rejoiced ,Tom rejoiced, I rejoiced .
5 weeks later Tom was killed in a car wreck .
Rough funeral to attend : I had lost a friend , children had lost a father ,and we all were searching for answers . There were many “what ifs” while sitting on that pew . Mine were different from the families .
Why did Tom come to my house that night ? Why did he pick me ?
But the main question was –why did God pick me ?
I had to know the answers to these questions .
Thankfully God’s Word is full of answers at the turn of a page .
The verses that best answered my questions are found in the Book of Esther .
As Christians ,we are all familiar with the Book of Esther .
The only book in the Bible where God’s name is never mentioned .
But it is a book that teaches patience and responsibility .
A Jewish girl who through God’s guiding hand has become the wife to the King .
We know of the plot by the wicked Haman to exterminate the Jewish race ( another story).
We know of his ego ,wickedness ,and hatred .
He is a dark look at the worst of humanity .
But he is not my answer : that is supplied by Esther and her Uncle Mordecai .
I will start with Mordecai learning of the plot and getting a message to Esther ,about the coming troubles .
My question of “why me ” was answered in Est 4 :13 ,14 .
Mordecai is reminding Esther of her position as Queen and her responsibility to her kinsman .
Est 4:13 ——-Think not with thyself that thou shall escape in the King’s house ,more than all the Jews .
Est 4:14—-For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time ,then shall their enlargement and deliverance come from another place : but thou and thy Father’s house shall be destroyed :and WHO KNOWETH WHETHER THOU ARE COME TO THE KINGDOM FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS .
I could write on these two verses for several paragraphs .
But there is no need because they are pretty much self explanatory .
My question about “why me ” was answered in the last 15 words .
God had put me at a particular time and place to share My testimony with His Child !!
For such a time as this ,
This was my “Esther moment “,and as with Esther ,there are dire warnings of shirking our duty .
Every day we all have these “Esther Moments “.
The only question we can ask at that time is ———- What If ?