Wednesday, September 14, 2011

He set the royal crown on her head

I remember several years ago, when I toured this palace with my mom in St. Petersburg, Russia and the awe and wonder of the grandeur and opulence. I thought about young people that some how ended up in a palace and became royalty. The lawns were kept to a tee, the fountains were scrubbed to shine and glow, it was just beyond words.

Today reading from Esther, the story of a young lady swept up one day and taken to the palace. A young lady that was a foreigner to the customs, ways, especially palaces, and for one year went through special training to perhaps become the Queen. Did you catch it perhaps she would be queen? Her whole life was turned upside down and inside out to perhaps one day be queen otherwise she would forever live with a lot of other women in a harem.

Imagine, the thoughts going through her mind. How? Who me? I wanna go home! I learned just this morning that her Uncle Mordecai that was raising her actually had family lines that go back to another King. King Saul, which I found interesting and wanted to share. Esther we don't know if she went voluntarily or against her will, but she went. We know that God always plans and a part of His plan was for Esther to save her people. I think of all that went through this young ladies' mind the loneliness, the doubt, the fears, the hows, the whys and did she eventually fall in love with this king? Did she find happiness in the palace? Was she the Queen that actually loved her King?

We don't know the answer to all of these questions, but there is one thing we know...
God had a plan for Esther and it was her choice if she followed through with God's plan in Esther 4: 14 - ...Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?" God knew and it was Esther's time to step forward in faith...

Today, step forward in faith! Make a difference for the KINGDOM!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

I would love to know more about Esther's life!