If at this time you say nothing, then help and salvation will come to the Jews from some other place, but you and your father’s family will come to destruction: and who is to say that you have not come to the kingdom even for such a time as this? – Esther 4:14
As Christians in America, we have a few choices to make. Oh yes, we can choose because God loves us enough to give us free will. Are some of the choices easy to make? No, they are not. When we consider whether we should stay silent or speak out, it requires some soul searching and prayer beforehand. These days being a Christian in America is more difficult than it was in years past.
Our own president said that America is no longer a Christian nation. Was that wishful thinking on his part? I believe it was his way of saying that the Christians will be given a run for their money and we should put our money where our mouth is. If we are true Christians, prove it. Would you die because you are a Christian? Many Christians worldwide have already. There seems to be no outrage in the Christian community over that and I wonder why.
Some of it is that we just don’t know what we can do about it. We pray for Christians in foreign lands. Not that prayer is a last resort – it always sounds like that is what we mean, but that’s not it. We know that prayer is our first line of defense at all times. We pray without ceasing – over every thought we think and every word we say.
We read Scripture and find out what God would have us do. Then we read the book of Esther and we have to wonder if God has put us here – at this time – in this place – for such a time as this. Some will be called to action while the rest of us remain in prayer for them. Our military and hopefully eventually our government needs to be on board to protect the homeland.
May God bless Israel. May God bless the United States of America.
For such a time as this. 🙂