Esther, what a knockout!
King Ahasuerus, from his harem did pick a Queen, she was something that many eyes had not seen. *Queen of Persia she became, everyone knew her name. A wicked man named Haman caught the King’s ear, the plot he hatched caused Esther much fear. Her cousin Mordecai, his life was on the line, for he to hang on the gallows, Haman thought was just fine. He was in for a surprise, God has sent Esther to the King to reveal his lies. Through Haman the King had issued his decree, death to all the Jews, Esther knew it included she. She dressed up in her beautiful robes and makeup. Her goal was to stop Haman, his plan to shakeup. Boldly into the Kings inner chamber she did go, uninvited, to do this was death she did know.
The King was smitten by her beauty and attire, His Queen he did much admire. His heart melted that day, to her, half his Kingdom he gave away! She told the King she was a Jew, she did not lie, and for her people, she was willing to die. She and her people were saved, the Bible tells us so, to the gallows the evil Haman did go.
*In this story of Esther I see the Church in all its Beauty and glory. Loved by the Father, purchased by the Son as a chaise Bride, without spot or wrinkle.
And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. Romans 8:17 NLT
The Book of Esther is a great Old Testament read, by the way!