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Reach Out and Help

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?  Esther 4:14 NIV

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

When John F. Kennedy became President of the United States in 1961, he made this statement in his inaugural address to the nation, a statement that inspired the country.

Esther was called upon to help others. Through a series of events, she found herself living in the palace and having the king’s ear. She was at the perfect spot to create change to save her people.

By asking a favor of the king, Esther could have risked her life if the favor didn’t please him. At first, she probably thought someone else would stand up to the challenge, but her uncle’s words that she was there for a reason made her think otherwise.

We often ask God what He can do for us, rather than what we can do on His behalf for those in need. God often places us where we can make a difference in someone’s life. Someone who needs to hear about His saving grace. Someone who needs to see you take a stand for what is right in God’s eyes and not man’s.

Even in the midst of our own needs, we can reach out and help others. God has given us unique gifts to strengthen one another. Be the hands and feet in this world that guide others to God.

If you feel the Spirit of God nudging you to act, step out in faith with His leading.

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Christine Henderson

Christine L. Henderson enjoys writing about family life. Her stories have been featured in numerous anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Heaven Touching Earth, 21 Days of Love, and Pockets Magazine. Her devotionals can be found in The Secret Place and Upper Room. She is an active member of the Children’s Writers Workshop, SARA, and Christian Writers Group of San Antonio.


  1. The timing of this devotion was definitely God inspired as my state has been hit with devastating winds and rain. It's good to see that many volunteers are stepping out in faith to help family, friends and strangers who are in need.