Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times… those closest to him… who had access to the king’s presence. Esther 1:13-14
Comedian Jordan Peele and his new wife, Chelsea, arrived at LAX to fly from Los Angeles to London for their honeymoon. But the TSA denied Jordan access to the flight. They said his passport was too damaged. Apparently it had water damage, some bad rips, unofficial markings, or torn-out pages. Chelsea boarded the flight without him, and Peele apparently booked a later flight—after getting a new passport.
How awful to be denied access!
God’s children are never barred from His Throne of Grace. We’re like the wise men in the days of Ahasuerus, who always had access to the king’s presence. Romans 5:2 says we have “access by faith into this grace in which we stand.” Ephesians 2:18 says, “For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” And Ephesians 3:12 says, “In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him.”
Don’t underestimate the privilege of having access to the King!
Having this High Priest and having this one blessed and unfailing means of access, “let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith.” Frances Ridley Havergal