The Time is Now.

Yet who knows whether you have come into the kingdom for such a time as this? ~Esther 4:14b (NKJV)

I had the privilege of participating in my community’s MLK Service and Unity Walk today.

There wasn’t an empty seat in the sanctuary at St James for the Service, which was moving, inclusive and inspiring. truly. Three weeks into my year of Hope, this was a most welcome signpost.

The Unity Walk was another. We left St James’ sanctuary and walked to City Hall. I had the opportunity to talk with several folks (the walk is a little over a mile) and we all agreed that it was cold, that Alpharetta was a good place to live and that this event was one we were glad to take part in.

The book of Esther has always struck me as an anomaly – I wonder where God is … but today, I didn’t wonder. He was there.

10 thoughts on “The Time is Now.

  1. This verse has been on my heart a lot over the past year. Such a great reminder of the hope set before if only we would stop long enough to notice.

  2. I enjoyed Esther – and especially Queen Vashti! Those women were pretty amazing!

    What a beautiful way to spend the morning!

  3. I’m glad you were able to spend the day in such good company and spirit. I’ll bet the day had a wonderful feel all around.

  4. Looks like it was a wonderful event!

    Perhaps I have a different perspective on Esther, but I’ve always looked at the story and thought that G-d was in Esther herself, specifically in her courage to risk her own safety to save her people.

  5. Thank you for taking us on “the walk,” too. This was and is a grand way to refocus our attention and appreciation for life and respect for one another!

  6. I love that your community did this event. I’m not sure something like this would take hold where I live but I’d love to be involved if it did.

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