A star in Susa
I recently finished Reading the Tommy Tenney book “Hadassah: One night with the king” and I must say that I really enjoyed it.
I know that the book is published as a fictional piece but it is also based on true events, particularly those of Esther Queen of king Xerxes I and of Persia.
I found so much truth in the text that reflects how God wants us to come to Him. The attitude of our heart, our intentions, and even our expectations.
Most of us only remember God when we need something from Him and therefore only see His role as The Provider. Well, He is so much more! In the book Esther spent a year preparing for one night with the king. This one nigth would decide if she would be the future queen of Persia. She soon came to see that her fate had been orchestrated by God and started preparing to be the top candidate for queen. She learned of the things that the king liked; his favorite perfume, attire etc. While the other candidates saw their coming meeting with the king as a time to show off and gain the king’s power, she saw it as a time to bring a gift to the king and please him in any and every way.
When they finally came to meet, they were both infatuated with one another. In fact their first meeting was one of soul mates having a chat. There was no sex! In the same way God wants to continuously talk and commune with us.
I won’t give too much away. All I can say is, when you read the book you’ll begin to realize the heart of God and how He longs for us to be a people after His own heart - like David.
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