Esther 8:1-8, 15-17 Then the king extended the gold scepter to Esther and she arose and stood before him. (v.4)
Recently, at camp in Maine, we had a huge campfire where many old friends wanted to share their memories. In order to allow each person to talk (and be heard), they were given the “talking stick.” The talking stick gave the person permission to speak.
When the king extended the scepter to Esther he was showing her that he was willing and pleased to hear her requests. The king gave her permission to speak. The scepter was her “talking stick.”
Did you know that God has extended a Scepter to you? Jesus is the Scepter in our lives. Through Him we have permission to make our requests known to the King of kings. Jesus was stretched out on the cross, bridging the gap between humans and God. With Jesus as the Scepter, we are able to speak to the Lord. When Jesus was extended to us, we were welcomed into the Throne Room.
Thank you, Jesus, for being the Scepter. Thank you that I have permission to come boldly before the Father because you have been extended to me. Amen.
Psalm 88; Acts 19:21-41; Luke 4:31-37
Until next time blessings and healing