"For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14).
The timeless story of Queen Esther has fascinated adults and children alike down through the ages. From it, we learn much, including the wisdom of doing the right thing at the right time. Timing Is Everything is an expression that has various shades of meaning for different people, but basically it means that the time in which something happens has everything to do with its success.
Esther was a Jewish maiden who was confronted with the biggest challenge of her life, and it worked out for her—the timing was right. She was challenged to go before the king, her husband, to plead for her people who were living in captivity.
When she made the decision to accept the challenge, her own life was in danger because the king had not called for her for thirty days. She did go before the king, and she was successful—her timing was right.
The timing is right in our lives when opportunities for good present themselves to us. If we take advantage of those opportunities, we may be able to accomplish amazing feats for the Cause of Christ, and we just never know: “who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”