Put on your crowns and righteous robes,
For you are royalty!
And you can come before God’s throne
As sons and daughters of the King!
No need to stand there, trembling;
He’s pleased that you are here.
And holding out His nail-scarred hand,
Christ bids you to draw near;
To share with Him your burdens,
Or just to spend some time
In worship, at His precious feet;
Renewing heart and mind.
His throne room’s always open;
His ears, ready to hear.
His invitation? Boldly come!
You have nothing to fear.
So don your royal finest,
Your prayer and praise to bring.
Come right into His throne room;
You’re a child of the King!
"On the third day Esther put on her royal robes
and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king's hall.
The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance.
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."
"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood…"
1 Peter 2:9
©Lisa DeVinney, March 2009
(with thanks to Beth Moore for drawing the parallel between Esther and Xerxes,
and Christians and their Heavenly Father)