Catching a mental glimpse of Esther this morning in prayer set me to thinking. Before I even start to type upon these keys allow me to say, I am not trying to be a theologian this morning. Instead I offer this simple girl’s (my) glimpse at a profound truth.
Many of us know the story of Esther, a young virgin girl that saved her people. Upon being chosen as Queen, Esther had to go through the NORMAL twelve months of beauty treatments before meeting the King. There was six months with oil of myrrh and six months with sweet odors and with other things for the purifying of women. Later in book of Esther we see how the King must lift his golden scepter to give permission for even the Queen to come before him. Appearing before the King without being summoned could mean certain death for her.
Often I ask of the Lord to lift his scepter that I may come before Him. Have I been prepared to appear before the King of Kings? Has my body been soaked in oil of myrrh and sweet odors? Am I without sin (a virgin)? A resounding NO would have to be my answer. But…by the grace of God, instead I come with the blood of His precious son applied to my life. I come clothed in the robe of righteous provided by His son. As I enter the throne of the King of kings, He lifts his scepter and says “you my daughter may come boldly before me today”.
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NKJ
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