Esther was a simple, young girl, orphaned by the death of her parents, raised by her uncle, living in captivity in Babylon. A simple girl, but gorgeous! Her beauty, and obviously her charming personality, led King Ahaesurus to choose her to become his queen. When Haman plotted to annihilate all the Jews in captivity, she was able to use her position and intervene and prevent that from happening and as her uncle pointed out to her, she had been prepared for “such a time as this.” Joseph was rejected by his brothers, sold into slavery, falsely accused, thrown into prison, only to become the second most powerful man in Egypt, but as he wisely told his brothers years later, “you meant evil against me but God meant it for good.” You have had trials and tribulations, joys and sorrows. You have experienced things, endured things, learned things, that no one else has. You have been brought to this point in your life, and whether young or old, you are important to God and have something to share. You don’t know what tomorrow may bring, you don’t know what situation you may be called into or who may need your help, but be ready, for God has prepared you “for such a time as this.”