Updated: Jun 27, 2022
WHILE OUR LIVES are filled with major milestones, not every moment gets the attention it deserves.
Some go unnoticed, and others are rebuffed—as a result, we are surrounded by unsung moments.
MARY'S attentiveness would have gone unnoticed except for Jesus who said:
"One thing only is essential, and Mary has chosen it—it's the main course and won't be taken from her." (Luke 10:42)
The family of Moses could not celebrate his birth as desired because he came at a difficult time. So, his mom hid him for three months until she could no longer do so. (Exod. 2:1-3)
David's father ignored him until God refused his brothers—and Samuel said: "Send for him; we will not sit down until he arrives." (1 Sam. 16:11)
All these people had ordinary times—they had unsung moments.
ESTHER's life was not different.
She lost both parents early—but for the intervention of her uncle, her story would be underwhelming.
Her narrative didn't explicitly mention God, but God never left her side.
God was there when they took her to the palace and put her under the care of Hegai—who oversaw the king's harem. (Esther 2:10-14)
He was there when she found favour with her caretaker and was chosen as queen.
Whatever you are going through, He is working out his plan in the background.
God is always there—He is not God that's far away. He is near. (Jer. 23:23)
A LOT happens when we open our lives to the flood gates of things.
When we make decisions, we become the friend of some and the enemy of others.
Jesus said: If the world hates you, know that it had hated me before it hated you.
If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, I chose you out of the world; therefore, the world hates you. (John 15:18-19)
MORDECAI became Haman's enemy when he refused to bow. So Haman plotted his death and the destruction of other Jews.
Mordecai tore his clothes and sobbed when he heard what had happened.
Then, he sent a message to Esther—and she was scared too as no one sees the king without an appointment.
But Mordecai could see the big picture, and he said:
"Don't be fooled. Just because you live inside the king's palace doesn't mean that you, out of all of the Jews, will escape the carnage.
Of course, it would help if you went before your king. If you stay silent during this time, deliverance for the Jews will come from somewhere, but you, my child, and all of your father's family will die. And who knows? Perhaps you have been made queen for such a time as this." (Esther 4:13-14)
The question is: Who made her for a time like this?
No matter how ordinary your moment is, God is in it.
THERE'S PEACE available in swelling emotions and challenging times.
For example, Jehoshaphat knew where to find peace. So, he took the threatening chit Sennacherib sent and laid it before the Lord. (2 Kings 19:14)
Are you in turmoil? Go to God.
Esther understood the same. Intercede for me, she said.
For three days and nights, abstain from all food and drink. My maids and I will join you at this time. And after the three days, I will go to the king and plead my people's case, even though it means breaking the law. And if I die, then I die!" (Esther 4:16)
Esther went before the king, and Haman was hanged on a pole.
THERE'S a common thread woven through our lives called grace.
God extended it to Esther at every point—and he can make his grace abound to you. (2 Cor. 9:8)
He will work things together for your good if you love Him and are called according to his purpose. (Rom. 8:28)
Bringing it Together
NO MATTER how ordinary your moment is, God is in it.
The world says everything happens randomly, without reason. But the Bible reassures us that God works in all things – David Jeremiah.
Now that you know this, go and accord every moment the importance it deserves.
Enjoy your week!