Back in 2014, I wrote a musical play based on the story of Esther from the Bible. This beautiful book reads like a fairy tale, where a lovely young woman is chosen to sit beside the ruler of the most powerful nation of the time. She is selected for her beauty by the King. She has already been chosen by God to fulfill His plan for His people. During this story, we never hear God’s name mentioned, but it is apparent that He has been woven carefully and meticulously throughout the text. God has a plan for all of us. Right now it would not seem so, with all the chaos going on around us, but even in our darkest hours, He is right there with us and will deliver us into a better place eventually. The love story in Esther is not only between a man and woman, but between us and our God.
These are the lyrics I wrote for the song “WAITING” from the musical version of Esther’s story, “SUCH A TIME AS THIS,” with music by Sarah Siegler. I think the words are indicative of the times that we try to wait and understand God. We will never fully comprehend His wisdom, but everything He does is for a purpose.
My God, you have placed me here for a reason.
I don’t know what it is.
I wish I knew your plan for me.
I know I should be patient,
but my mind is filled with fear.
I sit and wait and wonder why.
Why have you chosen ME to be in this place?
Am I the one who must make sure that your work is done?
I know that with you I can do anything.
I will always trust in you.
You are the God of my people.
Just help me to understand what you would have me do.
I’s hard to wait, Lord – it’s so hard to wait.
I give to you my all.
Use me as you will.
I trust in your direction for my life.
I know I am your instrument
and you will guide my way.