Esther 4:14– “If you keep quiet at a time like this, God will deliver the Jews from some other source, but you and your relatives will die; what’s more, who can say but that God has brought you into the palace for just such a time as this” (LB)?
The little dress lay my cupboard for many a long year. The first time I remember seeing it, our daughter Judith was only a few months old.
“Here” said Mom. “Maybe you would like her to wear it.”That little dress had been my mom’s. I had worn it. Now it was Judith’s turn. I put it on her a few times but the lawn fabric was so delicate that I hated to use it too often. Judith and hubby Phil’s daughter Lorisa wore it once.
Then came Kaia. She is the first child of our son Charles and wife, Tabetha. I was determined to finally get a picture of someone wearing this dress. I wanted to set up a display box holding all the wearers’pictures and the dress.
Kaia had a bad cold so she wasn’t feeling too perky, but as soon as that dress was on, she became a new woman! She seemed to realize that she was representing all the family line before her. She was ready for such a time as this! She posed. She animated. She grinned. She laughed! She and the dress became one!
God has placed each of us in our spot, right here, right now. Whether our life event will be big or small, only God knows, but this is truth we can hang on to. It is for such a time as this.
Prayer: Lord, forgive us for taking the precious life You have given us for granted. Thanks, Lord, for such a time as this. Amen.