Our finest hour

Last week, I wrote about how Esther defiled the odds to save the children of Israel from annihilation by Haman. This feat was a *defining moment* for Esther that it was mentioned in the Scriptures; but before she decided to help, Mordecai told her that “if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).
When we look at the life of our Lord Jesus, what do you think was His defining moment? From the perspective of the people who lived while Jesus was on planet earth, what did they think was His finest moment? Jesus attends the wedding ceremony of a young couple. They did not have enough wine for all of the guests who attended, so Jesus turned the water into wine. I wonder if from their perspective, this was Jesus’ finest hour. Or what about when Jesus called Zacchaeus to come down out of the tree and Jesus went to his house for dinner. Since Zacchaeus was a tax collector, no one wanted anything to do with him, and yet Jesus took time for him. Or could it have been when Jesus called Lazarus back to life after he had been dead for four days? Or was it when Jesus fed the 5,000 or the 4,000? Or was his finest moment when He took James, John, and Peter up on the mountain and was transfigured right before their eyes? Or was it when he rebuked the disciples for not letting the children come to Him? Or was His finest hour when he went to Golgotha and was crucified? Lastly, was Jesus finest hour three days after Calvary when He was resurrected?
Have you ever considered what your finest hour will be? Let’s make some assumptions so we can narrow down what that might look like. Let’s assume that you have a family unit and you have had a powerful impact on their lives because you gave your life to Christ. You have been able to pass down the faith you have in the Lord Jesus Christ and they are living for Him today. I believe most of us would consider that as our defining  or greatest or finest moment. Assuming that is being accomplished, then what will be your finest hour to impact our world for our Lord?
I know that we could name a number of things that have happened in our lives that have defined who we are, but I want you to reflect on your own life. As you began to reflect on your own life, you will probably ask the question:- What was my finest hour?
I want to challenge you that your finest moment has not happened yet. Our best days are ahead of us and as we walk with the Lord, pray and believe, God is going to do something new in all of us. He is challenging all of us today to walk by faith and be led by His Spirit.
Irrespective of our past achievements, it cannot be compared with what God has in stock for us and God’s plans shall materialise in our lives in Jesus name. Our finest and defining moment is yet to come and when it comes, we shall not miss it in Jesus name. Amen.
Good morning and have a blessed week.
Written By Dr. Adebayo Odunowo

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