If there is a character in the bible that I can most relate to, it would be her. We all have one. That one person we identify with above all the rest. Of course we always think it is because of the strengths this person displayed when in reality it is all about the weaknesses they battled.
…Yes, I meant to write that.
It is the flaw that causes us to make the connection with these characters and not so much the victory although that too is undoubtedly a part of the attraction.
Esther: an average girl turned royalty.
100% me…the average girl part that is.
Oils, spices, and ointments were all at Esther’s fingertips. Kingdom affairs, riches, and powerwere all at her disposition, but her most valuable advantage was access to the king.
Yet this access was limited to when she was invited to appear before him. Approaching the inner court without an invitation could cost Esther her life. For this reason she had to remain in an acceptable formpleasing to the king at all times as he could summon her at a moment’s notice.
But as life can sometimes do, Esther was put in a desperate situation and she approached the king’s throne as an Uninvited Guest. Though she wore her royal apparel, the burden of her situation weighed heavy on her person.
And to her surprise, the king extended his golden scepter to her so that she might live.
Like Esther, I have been the uninvited guest many a time. Though I have been called to remain in an acceptable form pleasing to the king at all times, it is more the times that I haven’t been than the times I have.
I have approached His throne weighed down by a million and one things…regrets, confusion, doubts, disappointments, fears…all the things that have no place in front of a flawless king. And just as I think He is going to reject me…He extends his golden scepter to me and welcomes me to the inner court.
Many things are offered by this world…riches, fame, power, but I have come to understand that my most valuable advantage is access to the king; even as an Uninvited Guest.