Center of Hope Devotion – June 11, 2021

Dear Friends,

As the reporter lauded the man for rescuing the drowning child, the hero brushed off the praise. “I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.”

“No, God brought him there,” the child’s mom insisted.

And the hero did admit that he normally wouldn’t have visited the beach at that time of day—and, when walking on the beach, he usually didn’t even notice tourists playing in the water.

“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).

No coincidence about it. It’s obvious to us that Esther was in her position at that time to save the Jewish people. But she didn’t know this when she arrived at the palace. When Christians believe they serve a sovereign God, they believe His timing of His plans is perfect. And who knows but that He has you where you are for some purpose you may or may not ever know. That purpose might be something dramatic, like a water rescue, or something as simple as just saying the right word to someone in emotional need.

Thought for Today: Lord, help me trust that You have a reason for wherever I am, whenever I am there.