“For such a time as this…”

Mordecai uses those words when corresponding with Queen Esther about the peril facing the Jews.  Mordecai had urged her to speak with the King about Haman’s plan to destroy the Jews, and Queen Esther responded that it would be a dangerous thing to do, and that the King may have her killed for daring to approach him without first being summoned.

In his return message, Mordecai suggested that God had put Esther in her position as Queen at this point in history, “for such a time as this.”  God had preordained that time, place, and circumstance for Esther in order to use her to save tens of thousands of lives.

Today we may sometimes wish we had been born in different times.  Wouldn’t it have been great to be a Christian during the great revivals that periodically swept our nation?  Wouldn’t it have been wonderful to have lived during our grandparents time, when conservative Christian principles were accepted by society as “normal”?  What about during the great foreign missions movement of the 19th century and early 20th century?

The fact is, though, that God did not make a mistake when He put us here in this apostate, pagan, God-rejecting generation, a day when the lifestyle and mindset of most self-professing Christians is more worldly and selfish than even the unsaved of a couple generations ago.

God has placed us here in this time and place for a reason, and He is calling upon us to serve Him here and now in the circumstances in which we find ourselves.

This thought, “for such a time as this,” is the theme of this year’s preaching meetings at the church.  The meetings will be held September 7-11, beginning with the regular Sunday morning service and continuing at 6:30PM each evening.  For complete details, see Fall 2008 Preaching Meetings at KVC.

I will be posting information about the speakers here at the blog.

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