TEXT: Esther 4:14b - And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?
Esther was a refugee orphan being raised by her cousin. She and her family had been violently removed from their home by a conquering army and forced to live in a new land. By nationality and religion she was a minority. Esther didn't exactly have an easy childhood. Her life changed drastically when the king decided to marry her. She went from being a charity case to living in the royal palace. In her new position of influence she heard of a plot to murder her people. If she were to speak up her life would be in danger as well. As she struggled with what to do, her adoptive father gave her this advice: "And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?"