Thursday, 25 February 2021 – For such a time as this

Good morning church family

Today we continue our Lenten journey and meditate on the following scripture:

“When Mordecai learned of all that had been done, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and ashes, and went out into the city, wailing loudly and bitterly. But he went only as far as the king’s gate, because no one clothed in sackcloth was allowed to enter it. In every province to which the edict and order of the king came, there was great mourning among the Jews, with fasting, weeping and wailing. Many lay in sackcloth and ashes. When Esther’s eunuchs and female attendants came and told her about Mordecai, she was in great distress. She sent clothes for him to put on instead of his sackcloth, but he would not accept them. “Then Esther summoned Hathak, one of the king’s eunuchs assigned to attend her, and ordered him to find out what was troubling Mordecai and why.”

When Esther’s words were reported to Mordecai, he sent back this answer: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. 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 4:1-5, 12-14 NIV

Here are a couple of questions to guide you.

  1. What are some of the things God is asking of you in this passage
  2. What reassurances does God provide for you in this passage
  3. What is something new you have learnt about the character of God from this passage.
  4. How does all you have read make you feel and how can you apply it in your life.

Blessings

Laurie

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