Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT
Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I must die.” So Mordecai went away and did everything as Esther had ordered him.
Esther 4:13-17 NLT
Sometimes we forget the importance of the day, the divine providence that has brought us today — how many events in the length of history all led up to the moment, place, time, and circumstances we face RIGHT NOW. And sometimes we forget that we are not promised tomorrow, that any breath could be our last, that our time is so, so short here in comparison to all of history and all of eternity.
But today, I pray the Lord will remind us that He has made us for such a day as this. I pray that we won’t squander the opportunities to love, to serve, to repent, to obey, to resist evil, and to embrace God’s will and experience His presence. Help us, Lord, you are our strength. Amen.