Make An Entrance
Posted: Monday, November 2
Verse of the day:
So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (Hebrews 4:16)
The book of Esther circles around one chilling scene. Mordecai has appealed to Esther to defend her people. She agrees to approach the King, but does so at the risk of her life. Esther has no idea if she will be met with acceptance or rejection. In preparation, she makes these requests:
“Go and assemble all the Jews who can be found in Susa and fast for me. Don’t eat or drink for three days, day or night. I and my female servants will also fast in the same way. After that, I will go to the king even if it is against the law. If I perish, I perish.”
I’m embarrassed to make this confession, but sometimes I approach my heavenly king in the same way. “You’re probably tired of hearing from me . . .” “I know you’re disappointed in me . . .” “If you’ll give me one more chance . . .” We can easily find ourselves entering the presence of God like an uninvited guest.