Saturday, April 14, 2012

Day 105: Before The King...

I recently watched the movie, One Night with the King. This movie is based off the Bible story of Esther. I love the story of Esther, I think most Christian woman do.

The movie added a lot of things into the beautiful Bible story, which is understandable, because the story is a little short. Yet, ultimately they stayed very true to the story.

Here is a quick bio on  the story in case you have never read it before( I highly recommend reading it and seeing the movie).
Esther managed to save the Jewish people of the kingdom from a massacre, a life - risking accomplishment that made her famous. Shortly after Esther became the queen, Haman the Agagite, the prime minister of Persia and a favorite of the king, obtained a royal decree that authorized the slaughter of all of the Jewish people living within the borders of the Persian Empire. In addition, the decree called for the confiscation of all of their property.

What touched me the most in the movie and the story, was when Esther had to enter into her husband's (who was king) Throne Room, in order to save her people and ultimately herself. She did this without being called, which was punished by death, no matter who you were. I couldn't imagine the fear that filled her body, and the faith she had to trust in.

This made me think how truly magnificent it is for us believers. We are able to enter into the courts of the King of Kings at anytime we please. We do not have to wait to be called. We do not have to fear. Jesus made a way for us to sit at His feet, call out His name, ask what our heart cries for, and talk to the Greatest King of All. What a beautiful and amazing thing this is! What an extraordinary honor...

1 comment:

  1. Yes; I like the book of Esther. :) I was always felt it was perhaps the most "novelized" of the Bible's books, with its main plot and sub-plot (Mordecai overhearing the assassination plot, and later being honored by the king at the expense of Haman for it).

    And God isn't mentioned directly once, but you can certainly see his handiwork throughout it. :)

    I like your point about the courts of the King, I like to think of the king's ring that way, too: for that "which is written in the king's name, and sealed with the king's ring, may no man reverse."

    That is, we've been sealed with God's Spirit, and called by his name, and that can't be reversed.