Tuesday, May 4, 2010

He was Pleased with Her • Esther 5

When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court,
he was pleased with her 
and held out to her the gold scepter 
that was in his hand. So Esther approached 
and touched the tip of the scepter. 
Esther 5:2

He was pleased with her.
So he held out the scepter –
the power of life or death
and called her to him.

How different life in the palace
must have been.
Nothing like her Jewish home
tucked away in exile.

So many things to come
between this man and his wife.

So many differences.

So many things that went against
all she ever knew and believed.

And yet, she pleased him.

She found a way to be pleasing to
her husband in the midst of
all the contradictions.

She had no idea such a test
would come.

She held tight to her God
and the people of her God.

And yet, she was pleasing to him.

Patiently, waiting on God,
she moved forward into the unknown.

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