Today we are witnessing social upheaval and unprecedented levels of fear and uncertainty like never before. From this a great need is emerging.
You are needed. I am needed. Our gifts and prayers are needed.
Why this is all happening is subject to opinion and speculation. But what our role is in this moment is not. God’s Word clearly spells it out for us.
God promoted Esther from commoner to queen.
When her people were in peril, her uncle told her “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.”
I believe we are in our “royal position” as God’s daughters for this very moment we are in as a nation and as a world.
Peter proclaimed “God has given each of you gifts from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them to serve one another. . . then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ” 1 Peter 4:10-11
Our gifts are given to us by God to help each other and bring Him glory.
Our prayers, talents and generosity are needed like never before. Prayer knows no boundaries and is able to reach across oceans and continents to change lives and circumstances.
Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search for Meaning is his account of his time in the concentration camp in Auschwitz.
Determined to use his gifts everyday to help others instead of focusing on his own needs he found a reason to live. In the depths of despair and unfathomable conditions Viktor Frankl discovered the true meaning of why we are here and it isn’t for ourselves, it is for each other.
Each day let’s look for ways to help others whether it is sending an encouraging email or text, fixing a meal for an elderly, showing patience and kindness in checkout lines and of course praying for our nation.
We don’t have to merely survive this moment but we can thrive during it by living for a higher purpose that will bring glory to the One who sustains us during these times.
And, perhaps this season will return us to our porches engaged in conversation, finally getting to know our neighbors or gathered around the dinner table.
Maybe this time of distancing will stir a desire deep within us to reconnect with the Father seeking wisdom for the times we live in.
God has called each of us “for such a time as this” having prepared and positioned us to offer help and hope in a world so desperately in need of it.
Today is our day. This is our time.