Our theme this year is “Rise Up for JESUS!” based on the book of Esther.
Esther showed an exemplary character amidst a very difficult situation. She became a queen to Xerxes but despite her possession, power and wealth, she still needed God’s protection and wisdom.
After the decree to kill the Jews, she could have despaired, decided to save only herself, or just waited for God’s intervention. Instead, she saw that God had placed her on that position for a purpose. She seized the moment and acted. She risked her life by coming before the King and asked him to spare her life and the Jews’.
When you face challenges in life, seek to know what God wants you to do, and then do it, confident that he will do his part. You don’t know ahead of time how he will accomplish his will. Ask God for his direction and act! God may have placed you where you are “for such a time as this.” Trust God and prepare to be surprised by the ways he demonstrates his trustworthiness.
“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?” Esther 4:14