June 18, 2012

Esther 2:17
The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the virgins; so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.

Finally! Finally something great happens to Esther. She is crowned the queen and this king prepares a banquet in her honor. He actually rushed this along once he met Esther. She was not the last virgin so he didn’t go through them all and then decide; nope, he chose her on the spot, instantly. This is great news for Esther and now at last she can have a very easy life. She deserves an easy life; she had a rough one to start. She is an orphan who was raised by her cousin and then taken from her home, so she deserves this honor and God is blessing her, right?

For those of you who look at others who have an easy life and think how lucky they are, just remember luck wears out. Don’t assume they are blessed either. Blessings from God don’t wear out but as the song “Laura’s Story” tells us, sometimes blessings come in the way of trials. This every child of God should know and understand. For the time we will just celebrate with Esther the fact that she found favor instantly with the king and he makes her the queen.

We won’t even ask questions like why? What is it about Esther that the king finds so endearing? Why does he act with such haste in crowning her? How will God use a woman that is pampered as a queen? Did Esther lie in bed at night thanking God over and over? I am sure she did. Who among us wouldn’t? Any time any one of us gets something pleasant we are quick to thank God and throw Him kisses and praises. We love when God blesses us in this way.

The answer to the question of where is God is answered, right?

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