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We are Here for a Time Such as This

Many of us are familiar with the Story of Esther, a woman who helped save her Jewish Community from a violent edict. Mordecai urged Esther to go to the King and make supplication. Esther initially said this was something she could not do, as she had not been called by the King and this action was punishable by death.

Esther 4:13-14 – Mordecai replied: “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. For if you remain 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?”

Here at ISAAC, what are we called to do during these very troubling times?

During a time such as this, we can build the beloved community! Full of love, equity and abundance in our policy and practices.  During a time such as this…

  • Societal problems are many, and injustices are great. But we don’t have to do this work alone because,
    WE ARE HERE FOR A TIME SUCH AS THIS
  • Our community has many positive attributes. Yet, not every person is held as Beloved. We have to be tellers of the truth, because,
    WE ARE HERE FOR A TIME SUCH AS THIS
  • The journey is long and we may get weary, but we can hold each other up because,
    WE ARE HERE FOR A TIME SUCH AS THIS
  • Whether people of faith, justice or consciousness, we will not stop because,
    WE ARE HERE FOR A TIME SUCH AS THIS!

Esther 4:16 – “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.” (New International Version)

Since the work that we do is hard and many times seems to go against the flow, we could never approach our issues (The King) without the support and generosity of our community. ISAAC is committed to being at the forefront of the work of social justice and equity despite the challenges that we may face, and it is our faith, along with the support and love from our supporters, that is the foundation for the work that we do.

Thank you again for your support!!

– Elder Doug King, President, & Dr. Charlae Davis, Executive Director