by Rev Joel Yong
Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?
Esther expressed there were obstacles in her way that made it difficult if not impossible to show up before the king unsummoned.
Mordecai replied to urge her to do her part to plead for the Jews. He was certain someone else would be used by God to help the Jews if she did not play her part but she would be held accountable for failing to help.
What urgent call to help God’s people, has been placed before you?
It may not be stopping genocide but still it is a request presented to help, in the ministry of God’s Kingdom.
What will your response be?
Will it be based on how inconvenient it is for you?
Or will it be based simply on what the right thing is, however difficult it might be.