… for such a time as this? Esther 4:14
There is so much to be learned from Esther´s book, I think.
Disobedience versus obedience, contempt versus respectfulness, pride versus humility, egotism versus unselfishness, corruption versus justice, falsehood versus faithfulness, manipulation versus truthfulness, wilfulness versus wisdom, impatience versus gentleness, prideful beauty versus beauty that comes from the heart, worthlessness versus worthiness, fearfulness versus courage, hatred versus love.
The queen Vashti and Haman´s wife Zeresh represent the perverted woman and Esther shows us the true and virteous woman. Haman represents the perverted man and Mordecai the wise one.
Esther, the true queen, who instead of feasting had fasted as had her people for 3 days, respectfully and in her royal apparal placed herself near Ahasverus the king whom noone could approach without being called and he favoured her and listened to her and promised to fulfil all her requests even to the half of the kingdom.
Esther although at first fearing for her life, took courage and heeded Mordecai´s words: “For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father´s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14
May we all be sent words of wisdom and heed them as it is our turn to no longer hold our peace when we are needed for “such a time as this”.