Have you seen the movie, One Night with the King? It is the Hollywood version of the story of Esther. There is one scene in the movie where Esther is taken to the king. Whenever he had trouble sleeping, he would call for someone to read to him. Esther was given a place to sit, outside of the curtains of his chamber where he worked on clay figures, shaping and molding them. Esther got bored with what she had been given to read and began to tell the story of Rachel and Leah, which was near and dear to her heart [Genesis 29]. The king was intrigued by her story and invited her into his chamber and asked her if she wanted to see what he was doing. He began to talk with her about his creations.
Friends, Jesus does the same thing with us. He invites us to enter His private chamber, the holy of holies, with Him and share what is dear to us [Isaiah 40:22, Matthew 11:28]. We can safely pour our hearts out to Him. He loves to listen. He also allows us to see what He is doing and join Him in His work just as the Father shared what He was doing with Jesus [John 5:19, John 8:28, John 14:12]. He, too, shapes and molds His creations until He is satisfied with the end result, and sometimes we are allowed to witness the subtle changes in ourselves and others [Isaiah 64:8, Jeremiah 18:4].
Just as King Xerxes chose Esther, Christ chose us [Esther 2:17]. He tells us in John 15:16, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit– fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My name.”
Have you accepted His invitation to enter into the holy of holies today? Are you focused on what He’s doing so you can notice the subtle changes He’s making? There are things He’d like to reveal to you today [Jeremiah 33:3]. Won’t you enter in?