For Such a Time as This


Posted on March 30, 2020 in For Such a Time As This

We have never been here before in our lifetime, but this is the time for us to
be here, to be present, and to engage the sphere of our influence as the
hands and feet of our Lord Jesus.

As friends and family of Calvary, we want to take this opportunity to keep in
touch, to keep perspective, and to remind ourselves of what it means to live
the spiritual life in a time of plague.

We want to invite you to share what you are learning, feeling, doing – or –
how you are living out your spirituality. What does it means to walk with
Jesus; where is He at this time?

You may notice the title of our series comes from Esther 4:14 when Esther
was being exhorted by her uncle to live up to the moment in which she
found herself. Here is some paraphrasing to our context:

“If you remain silent and absent at this time, you will miss the moment –
the opportunity to bring relief and deliverance… And who knows but that
you were made for such a time as this?”

So keep in touch, rely on each other in the new ways we must, and seek
Jesus during this time.

Reflection:

What is the moment God has called you into? Ask God about your
unique and indispensable role at this time.

How have you sensed God’s Spirit speaking into your life at this time?
What scriptures come to mind with a new forcefulness and life?

Encourage each other with the knowledge that we were made for such a
time as this:

  • to bring relief and deliverance
  • to provide care and perspective
  • to be the hands of feet of Jesus.

Psalmic Reading:

Psalm 71
In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge,
to which I can always go;
give the command to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.

Worshipful Perspective:
For a worshipful response and some perspective, see Jayson Gray’s “Remind Me You’re Here.”
Or read the lyrics here