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Open Our Eyes, Lord

Anchor Devotional - 02.15.17


“‘And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?’”

Esther 4:14b

By accident (and by fault of sleep deprivation), I once picked up a colleague’s passport, boarded the plane without her, and left her stranded for 36 hours in a high-security airport in a turbulent Muslim country. When I realized my mistake, I felt sick and ashamed. My friend, whose head is calmer and whose faith is stronger than mine, was hardly distressed at all. “Well, Lord,” she prayed, “I suppose you must have stranded me for a reason. Open my eyes and let me be obedient to whatever it is you have for me to do here.”

By the time my bold, faithful colleague was finally reunited with her passport and able to board a departing flight, she had spoken with a young Muslim security guard and told him all about the Lord. Eventually, she even prayed with him as he asked to receive Christ as his Savior.

When God overrides our plans, may our eyes be open and hearts be obedient to whatever He would have us do with the time He has given us. Remember that it may be for such a time as this that He has brought you to this place.

Scripture Focus

Esther 4

Insight

Pray for the protection and strengthening of the security guard who took a risk right there at work and gave his life to Jesus.

Read the Bible

  • Leviticus 1-2
  • Psalm 46
  • Luke 10