CCOB Women Newsletter

An Encouraging Word from Karen Pulley

For Such a Time as This:   A Look Into the Life of Queen Elizabeth

As the eyes of the entire world seemed to be upon the recent news of the passing of Queen Elizabeth to some extent or another, there are two articles I found to be quite interesting:

The Queen and evangelist, Billy Graham, shared a special friendship.  This article highlights their individual character and commitment: “Though Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and evangelist Billy Graham lived in a different era from our own – and reigned and ministered in different circumstances than society and culture today – their lives and personal example of character, commitment and integrity are universal, transferable to future generations and will endure for the ages.”  (Click here to read.)

Similarly, the Queen’s “journey with Jesus” is highlighted in this article, written by Lynn Rosenberg (Joel Rosenberg’s wife).  (Click here to read.)  This serves as a reminder that regardless of our station in life, our greatest joy and privilege is to grow in our own journey of knowing, serving, and worshiping the King of kings and Lord of lords!

Since there is no higher authority than the Lord’s, we can find peace in knowing that He is with us and in control regardless of our current circumstances or trials, as our current study on the life of Joseph so clearly illustrates. (For more information or to register for the fall study, click here.)

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and Your dominion endures through all generations.  The Lord is faithful in all His words and kind in all His actions” (Psalm 145:13).

While most of us probably never had the opportunity to meet Queen Elizabeth, how incredible it is that we have a King with whom we can meet daily because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ!  “For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people…” (1 Timothy 2:5-6a).

Having received such a love, we now have the opportunity to share His love with others.  Much like with Queen Esther, who was challenged to step beyond her comfort zone regardless of the outcome, we ought to ask ourselves, “…And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)

Be encouraged: only God knows how He is orchestrating the events of your life — “for such a time as this” — all for His glory.

We Would See Jesus,

Karen Pulley