Were you on your doorstep at 6pm to clap for Captain Tom? Who would have thought a year ago that this virtually unknown 99 year old would be catapulted so dramatically into the spotlight and capture the nations heart?
2 500 years ago a young Jewish girl 👧 was similarly catapulted into the spotlight. Her name was Esther and she became Queen to a Persian King. She risked her neck to stop a genocide with her Uncles words ringing in her ears “Who knows if you weren’t born for such a time as this.”
For such a time as this….You rarely know when your special moment is going to come or what impact your choices will make. But it is important to step out, however small that might initially seem. I wonder what you are being called to do or when that moment may come? £33 million may be somewhat out of my sphere but I still hope to reach £6k.
I can’t remember if the straggly succulent in my kitchen has ever bloomed in all the years I’ve had it but it has this year. It’s moment has come….
I always remember meeting Father Douglas in 🇮🇶 Iraq in 2015. He had previously suffered terribly at the hands of kidnappers in Baghdad and had moved to Erbil. A few months later IS invaded the Nineveh Plain and thousands of people fled to Erbil. Father Douglas had to act fast. He accommodated 125 families in his church compound and set up a school, a library, training area, etc. He was so positive and set about, with support from Open Doors building what he called a family, not a camp. For Father Douglas it was “such a time as this”. One man, making a difference to the lifes of many…