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 your royal position for such a time as this? Esther 4:14, NIV
In chapter 4 of Esther, Mordecai tells Esther that if she doesn’t go before the king to ask for deliverance for the Jews, it will come from some other place. Mordecai also pointed out that perhaps she had been appointed to her royal position “for such a time as this.” Perhaps her very purpose in life was to work as only she could on behalf of God’s chosen.
God works in our lives in the same way. Nothing is by chance. The students sitting in your classroom this year were specifically chosen by our loving Father to spend 36 weeks with you. He chose you to be a part of impacting them in some way. And, in His most loving way, He also chose them for you. This year’s roster and your kiddos’ schedules have been hand-picked and divinely appointed for such a time as this. For them. For you.
How can you intentionally encourage other teachers, your fellow staff members, and your students this school year? How can you intentionally share the love of Jesus with them? What is He calling you to do for such a time as this?
Father, thank you for these kiddos that sit in our classrooms each day. Thank you for the appointment that You’ve made with each of us for each of them. Your ways are higher than our ways and Your thoughts higher than our thoughts. Help us to see them as You do, address their needs as You would, and remember especially in the tough moments that You called us to this very moment in time. Your will, Your way, Lord. Amen.
Copyright Lora Parsons.
Lora is a member and a language arts teacher from Kentucky.