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For Such A Time As This
3/23/2020 6:04:05 PM by: C.L. Lawrence

        People are saying this corona virus is God’s way of getting our attention. Please, let’s not disrespect God that way.  God doesn’t do dramatic crap to get attention. Self indulgent brats do things to get attention. God is above such silly human antics. Think, instead, of this as a window of time, a window of opportunity. That may sound horribly insensitive, but I assure you, it is not.

        We did not ask for this. We cannot undo, control, or explain the tragedies in its wake. We can, however, take control of what we can control, and that’s our mind. We can control our thoughts, which consequently shape our reality now and in the future. Until it passes, how will you handle the time? How will you use your thoughts during the time. That’s what I mean by opportunity.

        The Bible records the story of a “drop dead gorgeous” woman named Esther and a king who was completely nuts over her. When the king was seeking a wife, he was presented with a parade of beauty contestants. Among the candidates for the Queen’s crown was Esther. She was an unlikely choice because of her ethnicity, but when the king saw her, the contest was over. Esther was his choice.

        There are several plots in this story of intrigue and suspense that would rival any mystery, crime drama, or modern-day conspiracy, but the one I want to bring to your attention is this. Esther was a smart lady with a rare and priceless character attribute, the willingness to listen to wise counsel.

        A critical situation arose threatening the lives of her ethnic group. Her uncle, who was her mentor and advisor from the beginning, reminded her of who she was and essentially saying that she had been strategically placed her in the perfect position to influence the king to act in favor of her people. “Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (NKJV)

        Last week’s blog, “This Too Shall Pass,” I used the term frenzy of fear when describing the reactions to the corona virus pandemic. I suggested that we focus on the time when this crisis is over and how we want our lives to be because, this too shall pass.

        This week I’m suggesting that we take our thoughts to a deeper and more personal level. Set aside for a moment all of the political conspiracy theories, who’s behind this, who’s to blame,  and the varied biblical and religious interpretations. Even if every single one is true, it still brings us to the same place. The window of time. What will you do with your minde in this window of time?  

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