“You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” -John 18 37
I can just imagine speaking humbly, yet with such authority, the purpose for which He was born. There were probably dozens of important witnesses surrounding Him in Pilate’s court, and a fair share of those wishing Him harm, but He clung to His purpose to the end.
Our mission at Tirzah is to empower a generation of Esthers for such a time as this. Because Esther is another example of someone who stood in a king’s court and proclaimed, with her actions, the purpose for which she was created.
A lot of us read these stories and wonder, with a tinge of envy, why our purpose can’t be as clear. But, darling, it is. We’ve talked about it before, and we will again, because it is so important:
You were created to glorify our King. He rescued you from the depths of hell, clothed you in royal clothes of white, called you His, and promised you His Kingdom as an eternal inheritance.
One day, your time will come too. You’ll be asked to stand in front of an audience and stand up for the Truth and the One in whom you believe. It might be in a King’s court, a court room, in front of a firing squad, in a classroom, or in the living room of a friend’s house. But when it does happen, and it will, may you remember this passage and your purpose. To stand up for the Truth of the Gospel. To proclaim that you are the daughter of the one true King with pride. Even if means social exile, name calling, or even death. Because you were created for such a time – and such a purpose – as this.