When Mordecai learned that the Persian king had issued a decree to kill the Jews, he urged Esther to reach out to the king. Esther reminded Mordecai that if she went in to the throne room uninvited, the king could have her head. Mordecai responded with the greatest one paragraph call to courage ever spoken by a human tongue.
He said “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you are 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 4:13–14).
Mordecai knew this: relief will come. What he said to Esther, God says to you: you were made for this moment.