This weekend we celebrate Mother’s Day as we look at God’s timing in the life of Esther. Mordecai suggests to her that perhaps God has placed her in this place at this specific time for a reason. Read on for the article from the front page of the Announcements this weekend.

Have you ever longed for greatness? I have. It’s not for the fame or fortune that come with greatness, but because I want to make a difference. I want to know that what I do has worth and meaning. I don’t want to be ordinary or mundane, yet so much of my life seems to be spent there.

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. Luke 1:26-27

Of course, the ordinary and mundane are familiar to God. Mary, an ordinary woman, was chosen to be the mother of Jesus. Mary didn’t seek greatness, fame or glory. She just made her ordinary self available to an extraordinary God and He used the ordinary for the extraordinary, the mundane for the miraculous.

Do you struggle to see the greatness God is doing in your life? Is it hard to see how you’re making a difference in your family, let alone the world? Maybe you’re focusing on your own “mundane” existence instead of God’s miraculous power.

14b And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14b

God has placed you where you are, at this time, for His purposes. He is using your ordinary self for extraordinary things.