Esther 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?”

Prime Minister Winston Churchill stated the following:

“To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talents.  What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour.”

Esther, like each of us, was created for just such a special moment.  She was directed to faithfully stand up for her people in a way that was uniquely related to her position and fitted to her talents.  She lived up to her finest hour by doing so, and what a tragedy it would have been if she was not prepared for that moment. 

Churchill’s quote applies to us as individuals.  There will be a time for each of us when we are tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing unique to us and fitted to our talents.  Yet, this quote also applies to us collectively as American Christians in 2020, especially through the challenges we are currently facing.  Now is the time for us to rise up to God’s calling in our lives to faithfully live for Him, to reach out to serve others, to resolutely stand for His Word, to fervently seek revival, and to urgently pray for our nation.  This is our special moment and it can be our finest hour.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE ABILITY TO RISE TO OUR RESPONSIBILITIES IN LIVING FAITHFULLY FOR GOD IN OUR TIME.  We have been sent here for such a time as this.  The Holy Spirit is tapping us on the shoulder and offering us the chance to do a very special thing for this special moment.  May this be our finest hour!