Sunday, September 14, 2008

Who is to say that you have not come to the kingdom even for such a time as this?

Mention of atrocities from Orissa and most of us silently thank God, that we are living elsewhere...far away from where things have gone awfully wrong. However, today's sermon got me thinking about what my role was in the scheme of things...We read through the 4th chapter of Esther from the Old testament where the entire Jewish population was to be wiped out, as per the king's decree.

One of the lines that struck me is when -Mordecai a Jew was pleading outside the king's palace, sends a message to his niece Esther, Xerxes' queen and a Jew herself, reminding her that she may be the favored queen but she still is a Jew. He pleads with her to represent the Jewish people before the King, failing which she may not be safe within the palace walls. After all, she too was a Jew!

Pastor's message went on reiterate the point that most of us are in positions to get the message across just like Esther was....But are we using it, or are we under the false assumption that we have attained the kingdom of God and hence can sit back and say-Thank God, we are far away from the nightmare...

I wonder what I have to do to reach out.......

1 comment:

Mystique Wanderer said...

the bubbles will shatter...its only best that we take pre emptive action and break them ourselves...or we'll find them broken for us...and we'll realize how vulnerable we are...

a sample of which the mumbai terror attack has given us...

but wait till we have civil riots...i can see them coming...