For such a time

“Yet who knows whether you have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?” These were Mordecai’s words to his cousin, Queen Esther, when they were facing a huge slaughter of the Jewish people. Esther, reluctant at first, rose to the challenge and courageously saved her nation.

What is our “such a time” context? In the thick of a global pandemic, life is rough. Undefined. We don’t know what next year—or even next week—might hold.

Then there is the pervading technology. It is intended, supposedly, to make life easier. Instead, it has increased our pace and multiplied our frenzy. Everything is instant, which means everyone expects “instant.” With information overload, life could easily become shallow. We lose concentration; things are always moving.

Back to Esther. She was the king’s bride. We as the church are also the King’s bride, called to live, serve and extend the Kingdom. Yes, at such a time as this.

Each of us needs to figure out what that means for us. In other words, the first person who needs to answer the “who knows” question is me. Do I know that God has me alive today, in this exact time and place, for a specific reason?

Hopefully, yes. If not, I have some homework to do.

~ Diane

P.S. We will be writing more on the book of Esther in upcoming posts.

About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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