One Person Can and Did!

The action of one person can change the world of many.

Teenagers can talk a lot.

When their parents talk to them, sometimes the teenagers listen and at other times they do not.

Yet a teenager who said “yes.”

Her time had come – though she had yet to realize it.

Mordecai, a relative, had a message for her.

He had adopted his orphaned cousin and had brought up as if she were his own daughter.

Esther is this teenager.

Now parents say many things to their kids.

On this occasion he said the following to her.

“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”  Esther 4:14

When Esther heard the words of Mordecai – ‘Who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?’ – she could have done many things.

She could have said, ‘Give me time to grow up, get married, have children.

Let me fulfill my dreams before asking me to put my life on the line to save the Jewish people.’

She could have ignored the words of Mordecai.

But she didn’t.

 She said, ‘I will go to the king, though it is against the law; and if I perish, I perish’ (v. 16)

And she did go.

Her world changed.

The world and the future of her people changed.

The action of one person can change the world of many.

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