“… Who knows, perhaps you have come to your royal position for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).
These words, originally spoken to Esther by her cousin Mordecai (who was also her legal guardian), continue to hold powerful promise for today.
Esther, a young beautiful Jewish woman and newly appointed queen, finds herself in the position of wife to King Xerxes, ruler over the Medo-Persian Empire which consisted of 127 provinces.
I list those many details because, let’s be honest, as pastors’ wives many of us have felt just as overwhelmed with the details, demands, and sometimes the destination of ministry. We may feel like a foreigner, out of place, or ill-equipped for the tasks at hand. Before you throw in the towel and regard ministry as a royal pain, it is in these moments that we need to remember, “…Who knows, perhaps you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.”
Reflecting upon those words reminds me that my Heavenly Father is the Kings of kings and I am His daughter. In Him we have all come to royal position. And with Him we possess the power to do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Phil. 4:13).
Dr. Lois Irene Evans quoted Esther 4:14 more than anyone I’ve ever known. She lived her life based on her belief in God and His belief in her. Lois loved the Lord, serving Him faithfully in her royal position while encouraging countless other pastors’ wives to do the same. In honor of her life and passion for pastors’ wives, I could think of no better person to write the foreword to my book, Letters to Pastors’ Wives.
My prayer is that through each page you are built up in your most holy faith and strengthened in your royal position, to the glory and honor of God and in honor of the life and legacy of our dear sister, friend, mentor to the masses, and champion of the challenged—Lois Evans!