Mordecai wrote to Esther: “I f 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?”
Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”
When should you risk everything? When do you stand up and throw everything you have into a cause without knowing how it will end?
Esther was right in the middle of a huge life and death situation and had to find those answers. She had to choose between personal safety and potential heroism. Success wasn’t guaranteed. She didn’t know she would come out the hero. For all Esther knew, she would simply be one more tragically executed young lady.
Ultimately, she decided that if she could potentially save someone else’s life, it was worth the risk. And, as we know, she emerged as the hero and rescued her people.
Esther was a hero… Not because she won success or because the king listened to her. Esther was a hero because she was willing to lose her life to save others. She was willing to die if it meant others lived.
You and I live in a world dying in sin. We are surrounded by people – our friends and family even – who are hurting physically, struggling emotionally and dying spiritually. And God has put you right where you are for such a time as this. What is your reply to Him? Your answer will be shown in your actions.
“Hero” by Skillet — I’m gonna fight for what’s right / Today I’m speaking my mind / And if it kills me tonight / I will be ready to die / A hero’s not afraid to give his life / A hero’s gonna save me just in time